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Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, along with the participants of the Pinky Fun Run event, held in conjunction with the Klang Car-Free Day at Padang Sultan Suleiman, Klang, on October 15, 2023. — Picture by SITI ROHAIZAH ZAINAL/SELANGORKINI

Upgrading works ongoing as Klang preps for city status in November

By Siti Rohaizah Zainal

KLANG, Oct 15 — The Klang Municipal Council (MPK) is actively upgrading its public facilities, especially road infrastructure, as it heads to becoming a city on November 23, said its president Noraini Roslan.

She said apart from the anticipation of its transition to become a city, the upgrading works are also for the residents’ comfort.

“As we approach to becoming a city, significant allocations are being made that would benefit the residents. Holding the city status requires better public amenities.

“Some of the allocations include RM3 million to upgrade the roads in Pulau Indah, and for residential areas, we are allocating RM3.8 million, including canal maintenance,” she said after the Pinky Fun Run event held in conjunction with the Klang Car-Free Day, here today.

Noraini said in terms of administration, the local council is awaiting the issuance of the royal charter from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, following Cabinet approval.

“We will then officially announce the date that has been agreed upon, which is November 23, when Klang becomes a city.

“The declaration of city status will take place after obtaining the consent of Sultan Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, in which the date will be set by His Royal Highness,” she said.

Klang will be the fourth city in Selangor. The other three local councils with city status are the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), and Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ).

Meanwhile, the Pinky Fun Run event held at Padang Sultan Suleiman this morning was graced by Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin. Also present was state executive councillor for sport Najwan Halimi.

Her Royal Highness participated in the three-kilometre run and visited exhibition booths, including those by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, and Pantai Hospital.

Noraini said that this month’s Car-Free Day event was well received and saw the participation of over 1,000 individuals from various age groups.

“In this programme, we collaborated with the Bukit Kuda Health Clinic in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in support of those who are battling against the disease.

“We also aim to educate locals in Klang about the importance of early breast cancer detection,” she added.

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