Bike-sharing service now in Melaka
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.
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.