Malaysia Property News is a free resource website sharing Daily Property News & information about Property in Malaysia, which related to, Property Market, Property Investment, Commercial Property , Hot Properties Malaysia, Real Estate, Retail Shop, Business Park, Condominium Malaysia, Terraces & Apartment Malaysia, Houses, Residence, Resort and many more.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A new Kampung Baru

To go: Kampung Baru may soon undergo a facelift now that the Cabinet has approved the redevelopment plan

AFTER five decades in limbo, attempts to redevelop Kampung Baru may soon become a reality as the Cabinet has agreed to the concept and redevelopment plans put forward by the Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry.

Its minister, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, said even though the Cabinet had given the green light, nothing has been finalised yet as the ministry would have to meet the stakeholders, including residents and landowners at the end of the month.

He also said he would be meeting the government-linked companies (GLCs) that would be involved in the redevelopment plans.

“There are three components to the redevelopment plans — one of it is that the Cabinet has agreed that Kampung Baru will be developed comprehensively — in totality. No areas will be left out — in other words all landowners will get the same deal.

“Secondly, we will set up a Kg Baru Development Corporation, to be endorsed by Parliament, and thirdly only trustworthy developers from GLCs will be identified for the redevelopment,’’ he said.

Asked if he would be using the same formula for Kampung Baru like the one used in Kerinchi flats, Nong Chik said: “No, the Kerinchi flats is only a small area and its owners are strata title holders. Kampung Baru is a much bigger area and there are multi-owners to one plot of land. And also the developers will not come from the private sector but will be a GLC.’’

However, Nong Chik said the monitoring authority would be the Kampung Baru Development Corporation which would ensure that the village’s rustic and Malay identity as well as the people’s interests would be safeguarded.

He added that the corporation would come under the FT Ministry’s purview.

Nong Chik said the ministry had identified a mechanism to resolve the multiple ownership problem, but added that he was not at liberty to divulge it to the press without speaking to the stakeholders first.

“All I can say is we have various mechanisms, but we have to see which one is most agreeable to the landowners. I will present the full picture when I meet them,’’ he said.

Nong Chik said Kampung Baru must be developed no matter what and that the place would look like a modern township in par with KLCC one day. “The Malay characteristics will be retained but in a modern sense — it will not look like the pasar malam that it is now.

“The whole process of talking to the people, setting up the Corporation and identifying the GLCs will take about six months and once we get these technicalities out of the way — only then we can tackle the legal aspects,’’ he said.

By The Star

No comments: