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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Delayed project to be ready soon

Close to completion: The Taman Selayang Permata housing development project is 80% completed.

AROUND 20 housebuyers who had initially planned to voice their dissatisfaction over the developer’s delay in completing the Taman Selayang Permata project, received good news instead during a visit to the site.

Some of the buyers, who have waited as long as six years since the signing of the sales and purchase agreement, were relieved when the project development company’s managing director Lin Lih Sen said that the project would be completed in two months.

“Currently, the project is 80% completed. What is left is the landscaping and infrastructure work,” he said.

Lin said the delay was caused by the lack of experienced engineers and consultants.

“We had previously submitted the water supply system layout plans for Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) but it was rejected.

“We revised the plans and only received approval after submitting 13 plans,” he said, adding that it had delayed the project for 39 months.

“We also need to repair the sewage system and once Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) has issued us a support letter, it will help us obtain the Certificate of Fitness for Occupation (CFO) from Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) for the houses,” he said.

The housing development

consists of two projects that include 28 units of three-storey semi-detached houses as well as 84 units of two-and-a-half storey terrace houses.

Work on the terrace houses, costing from RM347,000 to RM534,000, started on July 22, 2005 while construction of the RM687,000 to RM1.28mil semi-detached houses started in August the same year.

Both projects were scheduled to be completed in 2007.

To-date, 77 units of houses from both projects have been sold.

Representatives from the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) were also present during the site visit.

Selayang parliamentary coordinator Jessie Ooi said a temporary committee consisting of housebuyers who faced the problem of delayed projects had been formed to discuss the issue.

“I will also liaise with the developer and KPKT to provide them full support on the development,” she said.

Temporary committee chairman Ng Chai Nea, who have waited an extra two years since the signing, said she had sold her house and was forced to rent a place while waiting for her new house to be handed over.

“I hope the house will be completed on time as I wish to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year in the new house,” she said.

By The Star

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