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IPOH CITY COUNCIL LOCAL AGENDA 21 PROGRAMME

 

The Ipoh City Council under the purview of the Community Affairs Department is completely involved in the programmes related to Local Agenda 21. In 2011 a total of 16 Local Agenda 21 programmes were carried out successfully. The programmes organised involved a collaboration of three parties to ensure the success of the programmes, namely, Ipoh City Council, Private Companies/Agencies/Sectors and the Ipoh City Community. For the Council, the programmes were organised to increase understanding, support and collaborations among communities and private agencies involved. On the other hand, for the private sector, these programmes give them the opportunity to contribute something for the success of programmes planned and at the same time to promote their products through sponsorships on programme activities. For the City Communities, these programmes give them a chance to be involved in and further increase social and cultural values.  Among the programmes which have been successfully implemented in 2011 were :

 

SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAMMES ORGANISED

 

1. SPORTS, HEALTH, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMES

            This is an annual sports programme which often receives overwhelming response either from the city community or tourists from overseas. The sports events contested are not just for the sake of winning, but more towards social networking for everyone involved. This is a healthy development in organising sports and health programmes.

2. SOCIAL. CULTURAL AND HEALTH PROGRAMMES

One of the programmes is the Ipoh Citizen Community Clinic. This programme is a collaboration of the Ipoh City Council and Pantai Hospital Ipoh. The clinic aims to collaborate with the community in preventing diseases and in turn increase the awareness on the importance of health care for the underprivileged and those exposed to various diseases.

3. SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAMMES

Thepublic awareness programme provides opportunities for the Ipoh City community to attend and embrace programmes such as Forum Perdana which involves current Islamic scholars. It has been a practice over the years by the Council to organise iftar events throughout Ramadan. Programmes such as these provide joy to the orphans who need attention and assistance apart from strengthening the ties between the city council and the charity homes.

4. PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMES

This physical programme is a hallmark for the Sustainable Development
Local Agenda 21 Programme; a development which meets the current needs without affecting the needs of the future generation. Sustainable development is one which balances economic development with social and environmental needs. This physical programme also includes the planning and implementation of programmes to improve the quality and living standards of the Ipoh City Community.