Home > News > Community
Wednesday August 27, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday August 27, 2014 MYT 7:11:07 AM
by choong mek zhin
DBKL contractors were seen repairing the Plaza Rakyat bridge on Wednesday.
BUYERS of the long delayed Plaza Rakyat project want Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to prove their commitment in reviving and completing the project as well as to consider their wishes.
“We have been waiting for this project a very long time. In fact, while waiting for it, some buyers have already passed away without ever knowing the fate of their purchase,” Stephen Yong, a buyer, said.
He purchased two units as a retirement plan for he and his wife.
“We run small businesses — she runs a salon and I a food court stall. We had bought the units in hopes of renting them out when we retire,” he said.
Another buyer who only wanted to be known as Danny said the buyers had initially been excited about Ivory Properties Group Bhd developing the project.
“From what we had read, it sounded like a good deal with talk of compensation for us too.
“Currently, DBKL is in the midst of deciding on a new developer for the project but nothing has been said about us. We are in the dark and how do we know our interests are
being looked into?” he said.
Earlier this month, Ivory
filed with Bursa Malaysia that Ivory Place Sdn Bhd and Plaza
Rakyat Sdn Bhd (PRSB) could
not come to an agreement
and thus, had terminated the
acquisition and rehabilitation agreement.
PRSB had completed about 30% of the project before experiencing financial problems during the 1998 financial crisis, forcing the developer to abandon it.
StarMetro recently highlighted several issues at the site, including a rickety connecting bridge that is currently being fixed, mosquito breeding spots and overall structural integrity concerns.
DBKL is expected to announce a new developer for the project next month after the takeover.
This is following the arbitrator’s decision in early July for the local authority to terminate the joint-venture agreement with the PRSB with the condition it pays RM200mil to the developer for the portion that had already been built as well as bank loans with interest.
Tags / Keywords:
Central Region, Family Community, Plaza Rakyat, buyers, DBKL
Johor says banks too stringent in giving out housing loans
Anifah Aman: Government will not 'rescue' child porn convict from British jail
Minister: Child porn convict 'sick', needs counselling
Dep IGP: Student in child porn case a free man after serving sentence
Rawang low-cost flats to have new JMB pro tem panels
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
Guiding kids to play it safe in the water
Amtrak to install cameras to monitor train engineers after crash
Restful repose in a capsule
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)