The implementation in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has affected the domestic tourist arrivals in Perak since October 14, with the State's hotel residential occupancy now down to 30%.
"The rate of hotel residence occupancy during the recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period has fallen by about 50%. It is now between 20% and 30%," said Datuk Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, the chairman of the local government and tourist committee, Perak Housing.
Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin was also present.
Concerning upgrading the source, Nolee Ashilin said that it was necessary because, since its completion in 1963, it has become a hallmark for Ipoh and added that this upgrading project requires the use of LED and a better water supply system.
The project cost RM400,000. The sum was donated halfway to a local hotel by the Prime Minister's Department's Implementation Coordination Unit.