Bike-shar­ing ser­vice now in Me­laka

New Straits Times - - News -

ME­LAKA: The state is on the right track to be­com­ing a leader in green tech­nol­ogy devel­op­ment through the in­tro­duc­tion of “Basikal OFO Me­laka Eco Green”, a bike-shar­ing ser­vice.

Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the bi­cy­cle ser­vice, which was linked via an ap­pli­ca­tion on smart­phones, would pro­vide added value for tourists to ex­plore unique prod­ucts and trans­port ser­vices in the state.

“We hope the ser­vice will lead to a new mind­set among peo­ple to go green.

“En­cour­ag­ing a cy­cling life­style in the city will place Me­laka on a par with other mod­ern cities, be­sides re­duc­ing car­bon emis­sion,” he said af­ter launch­ing the “Basikal OFO Me­laka Eco Green” pro­gramme at Dataran Seri Negeri here yes­ter­day.

A to­tal of 50 cy­clists took part in the event. They cy­cled from Seri Negeri to Casa del Rio Ho­tel in Banda Hilir.

Five hun­dred OFO Me­laka Eco Green bi­cy­cles will be placed at strate­gic lo­ca­tions in the city, in­clud­ing at Me­nara Tam­ing Sari, Restoran Me­layu Me­laka, Ta­man Rem­pah, Dataran 1 Malaysia, Me­laka In­ter­na­tional Trade Cen­tre and the Ru­ral Trans­for­ma­tion Cen­tre in Sun­gai Ram­bai.

Present were state sec­re­tary Datuk Seri Naim Abu Bakar, Me­laka His­toric City Coun­cil mayor Datuk Zainal Hussin, OFO Eco Green Asia Pa­cific busi­ness head Lawrence Cao and OFO Eco Green Malaysia manag­ing di­rec­tor Eric Li.

PIC BY RA­SUL AZLI SA­MAD

Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Idris Haron try­ing out an OFO Eco Green bi­cy­cle at the launch of the ‘Basikal OFO Me­laka Eco Green’ pro­gramme at Dataran Seri Negeri in Me­laka yes­ter­day.

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