Pudu Sentral, previously known as Puduraya, will now be known as the Kuala Lumpur Urban Transformation Centre, UTC Building.
Launched by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today the four-storey building will house 39 government departments and commercial offices, a youth development and activity centre, a local products sales area, and an activity centre for non-governmental organisations.
The KL UTC Building is a one-stop centre established by the government under the Urban Transformation Programme to facilitate access by the urban population to services provided by government agencies, commercial houses and NGOs under one roof.
According to Datuk Seri Najib, under the project, spearheaded by the Finance Ministry, the government plans to set up more UTCs in other cities and is currently looking for suitable sites for the purpose.
The makeover for the KL UTC Building involved a cost of 24 million ringgit, which took six weeks to complete.
The new UTC, will be open to public between 8.30 am and 10 pm daily, to cater to about 1.6 million people living in the Klang Valley.