Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Facelift for Cecil Street Market...my favourite FRIED SAGO :)

Traders in one of Penang’s oldest wet markets — Cecil Street Market — can look forward to selling their produce in a conducive and comfortable environment when the market’s upgrading works are completed by April next year.

Currently, the market houses 189 stalls which sell items from fresh fish and vegetables to household items.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the upgrading works at the site on Wednesday, said that the works would benefit all the traders and hawkers at the market.

“They can look forward to enjoying a cleaner and comfortable trading place next year,” he added.

“In line with making Penang a state which boasts of international standards, the state government feels that market places should also have similar standards, especially in terms of their cleanliness,” said Lim.

Following public complaints about the disorganised stalls and littering, the state government together with the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) came up with an upgrading plan.

Lim said the current condition of the Cecil Street Market was so bad until it cost MPPP RM40,000 last year just to maintain it.

He said the council hoped to upgrade all of the 23 markets on the island over the next four years.

1 comment:

HL said...

Let's go makan fried sago tis weekend :-)