[email protected] | Feb 7, 2011
Site of project: The plot of land in Segambut where the PPR low-cost housing flats will be built by DBKL.
The Segambut constituency will be getting its first People’s Housing Project (PPR) flats for Kampung Sungai Udang, Kuala Lumpur.
According to Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, 560 units will be built over the next three years near Jalan 8/42 in Taman Sejahtera, Kuala Lumpur.
The area, which covers about 0.2ha, is situated next to a Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) land with pylons but Lim said the PPR units will be built 50ft from the buffer zone.
He said this was part of plans under the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Budget 2011, whereby four low- and medium-cost developments with 1,984 units will be built at the cost of RM301mil.
“Segambut and Bukit Bintang are the only areas under the Federal Territory that does not have any PPR projects but now it has come through.
“I urge those who are eligible to get the forms from DBKL’s Public Housing Department quickly for the rental of the units that come with three rooms and two bathrooms.
“To be eligible, one has to be married with children, be above 21 years old and whose household income is below RM2,000,” he said.
For contractor V. Marimuthu, 67, news of the PPR has made him very happy as he would be able to move back to Segambut.
Marimuthu, who is staying at PPR Intan Baiduri, wants to move out and apply for the Sungai Udang unit.
“This area will be convenient for me and my family as our lives revolve around the area, especially for work,” he said, adding that his family is very happy with the news.
Taxi driver Mohd Zaki Yakob, 49, who is staying at the Taman Sejahtera Flats, is also looking forward to the new PPR.
“Once it is built, I would like to move there, so I am going to apply for a unit soon.
“The PPR will also bring about business to the area which has suffered because there are not many people living there anymore,” he said.
He added that they have been asking for a PPR project in the area for quite sometime now.