Friday, March 02, 2012

Free WiFi for Air Itam folk

As reported in the Star.

Free WiFi for Air Itam folk

AIR Itam residents can now enjoy free Internet access under the Penang Free WiFi service after 15 WiFi points were fixed in the area.

Air Itam assemblyman Wong Hon Wai said the service provided by REDtone Telecommunication Sdn Bhd would give residents, especially students, the opportunity to access technology and knowledge for free.

“There are a lot of schools in Air Itam area and the free WiFi can bridge the digital divide.

“This is the first area under the Bukit Gelugor constituency to have access to the Penang Free WiFi service,” he said after launching the service and announcing the repainting work completion for Kampung Melayu’s Block B flats on Sunday.

Wong, who is also state Town and Country Planning, Housing and Arts Committee chairman, said the Kampung Melayu Community Development and Security Committee (JKKK) would organise a colouring contest on March 18 in order to obtain designs and ideas for the Block A flat repainting.

“The contest is open to all children and students living at the two Kampung Melayu flat blocks.”

After more than 10 years, the Block B of Kampung Melayu flats is now sporting a new coat of paint in white, beige, red, dark green and light grey.

Repainting work for the block, which was built in the late 1970s, was completed in late January.

The state government paid 80% of the RM270,000 repainting cost while the rest came from the private sector.

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