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This development will include a convention centre, a mall, a grand ballroom, a four star hotel and a serviced apartments. The site is located in between Syuen Hotel and MBI which was known as Bougainvillea Park that will be relocated on the rooftop of the convention centre.

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December 17th, 2012:

Ipoh’s convention centre soon to be a reality



PERAK is a step closer to having its first MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) centre.

After more than a year of discussions on the terms of reference, the Ipoh City Council had inked an agreement with Sycal Bhd to build the proposed convention centre at a 1.34ha site in Ipoh.

Datuk Bandar Datuk Roshidi Hashim and council secretary Datuk Abdul Rahim Md Ariff signed on behalf of the council while Sycal Berhad, an established player in the construction industry, was represented by its group managing director Datuk Seow Yong Chin.

“The convention centre will be built at the Bougainvillaea Park, sandwiched between the Syuen Hotel and council building.

“The site has already been hoarded up and work is expected to complete in slightly more than two years,” Roshidi said during the signing ceremony last Wednesday.

The council, Roshidi said, was funding the project through the land valued at RM13mil while the state government has contributed a further RM37mil.

As for Sycal, it would invest RM200mil in the project, which once completed would consist of an exhibition centre measuring 2,880sqm and could accommodate up to 2,500 people, he added.

“It will also have a grand ballroom, an 18-storey four-star hotel, business premises, a mall and service apartments,” Roshidi said, adding that a total of 480 parking bays, to be managed by the council, would also be created.

The Bougainvillaea Park would be relocated to a rooftop garden above the three-storey convention centre.

“Once completed, the convention centre will be rented out to Sycal at RM2mil per year for a period of six years.

“After which, it will be handed back to the council,” he said.

Roshidi expressed confidence that the convention centre, once completed, would further stimulate the growth and development of Ipoh.

“People are used to saying that Ipoh is a sleepy city, but not anymore.

“The project will help put Ipoh on the world map and on par with major cities in the world,” he said.

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/12/17/metroperak/12469136&sec=metroperak
September 3rd, 2013:

May 25th, 2014:

Ipoh Convention Center (ICC)

the ninth crane ?





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