New Park in the Making

BANDAR Baru Air Itam residents will soon be able to enjoy a new community park located in Jalan Beriksa, Penang.

The 3.048ha park will be called Open Space Briksa.

Penang Municipal Council Recreation, Tourism and International Affairs Department director Mohamed Akbar Mustapha said work on the park, costing RM649,930, started on Oct 21 and would be completed by Dec 20.

"The project may be finished earlier than we planned, as the works are going smoothly and we hope by end of the year, the park will be ready for public use," said Mohamed Akbar.

He said the park was the only one in Bandar Baru Air Itam and was based on an urban park concept.

"The park will have outdoor fitness stations, a cycling track and a walking and jogging track with garden solar lights," he said in a press conference at the site of the park recently.

State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow lauded the council for upgrading the open space to benefit the public.

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