RM1mil grant to rejuvenate Johor Baru’s art, heritage and culture scene

Harmony Cardenas

A sum of RM1mil has been allocated to raise local community advancement all around Johor Baru in an exertion to rejuvenate the city.

Iskandar Regional Enhancement Authority (IRDA) main govt officer, Datuk Dr Badrul Hisham Kassim said the allocation in the kind of grants under the Artwork, Heritage And Lifestyle Metropolis Centre Grant Programme was the result of cooperation concerning IRDA and Johor Baru Town Council and Imagine Metropolis.

He explained the programme also complemented the rejuvenation initiative and upgrading of the Sungai Segget landscape which started out in 2013 and finished this yr.

“Apart from efforts to rejuvenate the city, the grant is also intended for conserving and defending the different heritage assets and society in this city so as to keep the area id in line with the aspirations of the state govt and area authorities.

“The approach taken for the programme is the disbursing of grants to the community that will make sure a extensive effects of the identified assignments whilst the involvement of several stakeholders is taken into thought for the duration of the implementation approach.”

He reported this at a the latest press meeting immediately after the “Know The New Face of Sungai Segget” programme and launching of the Johor Baru Town Centre Grant: Art, Heritage and Society.

Also current were being Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi and Johor Baru mayor, Datuk Mohd Noorazam Osman.

In accordance to Badrul Hisham, there are 3 scopes in making use of for and working with the grants, specifically, cultural written content and reactivation of the spaces and neighborhood programmes. The apps are open now and will close on July 25, although the effects will be introduced on Sept 6.

Meanwhile, upgrading of the Sungai Segget landscape has been divided into 3 phases with the 3rd period predicted to cost RM40mil.

Badrul Hisham stated period one particular concerned the Centralised Sewage Therapy Plant costing RM123mil, including the price of land, and stage two, building of a Sewerage and Flood Mitigation Process at a value of RM117mil.

“The moment done, the upgrading of the Sungai Segget landscape should be in a position to attract travelers and locals to the space.

“With the new look, Sungai Segget is predicted to occur alive with the introduction of things and elements centered on the heritage of Johor, therefore earning the Sungai Segget spot far more holistic for advancement and business, cultural and leisure use,” he added. – Bernama

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