A MULTI-PURPOSE hall is being built to cater to the needs of residents in Taman Putra Prima, Puchong.
The hall is located in Jalan Putra Prima Utama, Puchong, across the road from 99 Speedmart.
“We are very happy that our request for a multipurpose hall has been granted a year after it was highlighted during a townhall meeting with the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSp),” said Taman Putra Prima Puchong Residents Association Coalition president and Taman Putra Prima Phase 8A Residents’ Association chairman Kong Kok Meng at the groundbreaking ceremony recently.
The hall comprises a single-storey building measuring 24m x 32m in size. It will have two badminton courts, a stage, a maintenance office and toilets.
The hall will be able to accommodate some 300 people for functions and will also serve as a venue for residents’ meetings.
Construction of the building started in late September and it is expected to be completed by March next year.
“The construction cost of RM800,000 came from the state government’s allocation,” said MPSepang councillor and Taman Mas/ Putra Prima zone community consultative committee (JPP) chairman M. Pulanthran.
“An application has also been submitted to build a community hall in Taman Mas on a plot of land reserved for such a facility.”
Kong added that there was still a need for more amenities and services such as post office, schools, banks and petrol stations to make the area a more self-contained township.
Pulanthran said MPSepang had submitted an application to the Education Ministry requesting that a Chinese school be built.
Meanwhile, Taman Putra Prima Phase 2A resident P. Selva said a reliable bus service was needed in the area.
“I had to take the bus to run an errand in Kuala Lumpur. However, the bus driver on the return trip refused to go to Taman Putra Prima and dropped the remaining passengers at Kampung Batu 14, which is at least 5km away.
“The bus operator cannot choose to just ply the route during peak hours,” he said.
Pulanthran said the public transportation service was expected to improve once the LRT line extension project has been completed with feeder buses ferrying passengers to the nearest station in Puchong Prima.
There are about 3,000 houses and 12,000 residents in Taman Putra Prima.