KPKT and MPS have planned to build and upgrade several food outlets in Sepang and the tourism infrastructure in the area
by S BIRRUNTHA / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) has approved an allocation of RM5 million for infrastructure and facility repair works under the Sepang Municipal Council (MPS) administrative area.
Of that total, RM3 million will be used to upgrade small-scale projects and RM2 million will be used to improve the tourism facilities.
KPKT Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin (picture)said she had a briefing with MPS on the planning and development progress in Sepang, Selangor, which has a capacity of 61,500 residents.
She also said her ministry and MPS have planned to build and upgrade several food outlets in Sepang and the tourism infrastructure in the area to attract tourists when the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.
“KPKT goes down to the field to see what allocations are needed to help local traders start businesses and increase economic activities in the area.
“Sepang has great potential for further development because it has many attractions such as tourism, landscape, commercial centre and can contribute to the national economy,” she said after a working visit to the MPS and Pangsapuri Kenanga in Puchong last Friday.
Also present were KPKT Deputy Secretary General (Urban Wellbeing) Datuk Azhar Ahmad and MPS president Datuk Abdul Hamid Hussain.
Abdul Hamid said with the RM5 million allocation, MPS plans to build a new food court at the hawker centre of Taman Mas Puchong, which would cost RM1.5 million.
Apart from that, he said it will be also used to repair the food court at Pantai Bagan Lalang, which was burned down in an accident last week, and to repair a market that was damaged by a storm on March 7.
Meanwhile, commenting on her visit to Pangsapuri Kenanga, Zuraida said KPKT has approved an allocation of RM1.5 million for the painting works of 16 building blocks in the housing area.
“The apartment is located right next to the highway, so the building should reflect the image of the area.
“Hopefully, the effort to beautify and repair these buildings can produce a community that emphasises hygiene and safety, besides a high sense of ownership and neighbourhood to foster a more harmonious living,” she added.
Additionally, KPKT will also approve an allocation of RM600,000 under the Malaysian Housing Maintenance Fund to repair potholes around the apartments.
She hoped that the community would be actively involved in the management and maintenance of the residence as their common property.