Offer to foot 90% of outlay open to all government and privately owned flats

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has offered to sponsor 90% of the repair costs of problematic residential high-rises, both Government and private-owned, in Kuala Lumpur.

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DBKL will sponsor up to 90% of repair costs for both PPA and PPR as well as privately owned high-rises, provided they put forward the balance of 10%

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said all 74 of the Government’s Public Housing (PPA) and People’s Housing Project (PPR), as well as high-rises that were privately operated, could take up the offer – provided they put in the balance of 10%.

“There are a lot of complaints from residents living in high-rise developments on the management of the building.

“Most of the complaints are about lifts, wiring and plumbing,” he said.

Often, the joint management bodies or management committees tasked with managing these buildings fail to resolve the issues for various reasons.

“So, we have decided to help – provided the residents are willing to contribute,” Tengku Adnan said.

“We can also give their building a new coat of paint to make it look good.

“Those interested can make their application via the Federal Territories Residents Representative Council,” he said at the Kenduri 1Wilayah Persekutuan for the Batu constituency at

Dewan Perdana Bandar Baru Sentul on Wednesday.

Tengku Adnan said DBKL had upgraded the lifts in Sri Kelantan Flats and PPR Taman Wahyu, and was in the process of doing the same for PPR Taman Beringin and PPR Intan Baiduri.

“We know the problems and are constantly trying to find solutions.

“Regarding the parking problems in the city, as well as in the residential areas, we are also trying to identify suitable areas to build multi-storey car park complexes.

“There are also complaints on lack of security for residents staying in government housing, as anyone can come and go without restriction.

“We are open to the idea of having access cards, provided all the residents agree to the initiative,” he said, adding that events like the Kenduri 1Wilayah Persekutuan enabled the authorities to get closer to the people and to hear their problems.

Tengku Adnan also said that the chicken slaughterhouse project at the Selayang daily market would go ahead despite protests by some residents.

He stressed that it was to centralise and regulate slaughtering activities in the market.

“Not all the chickens sold at the market are slaughtered in the halal way.

“So, with the modern, centralised slaughterhouse, Muslims can be sure that chickens bought from the market are indeed halal,” he said.

Tengku Adnan also advised petty food traders operating in inappropriate places to take up the grants given out by various government agencies, such as DBKL, Tekun Nasional Financing Scheme and Mara, and upgrade to operating from food trucks.

Source: The Star 24 February 2017

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