Council open to suggestions from Klang folk on proposed wedding park

FEEDBACK will once again be obtained from stakeholders over a plan to turn the abandoned equine facilities at Taman Seri Andalas in Klang into an outdoor wedding venue.

Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Datuk Mohammad Yacob said that although the first consultation had seen a majority of people supporting the project, they would once again get residents’ feedback on the proposal.

“Residents are worried that it will result in more vehicles using the residential road of Lengkungan Seri Sedeli.

“This is the only route into the abandoned equine site so we may have to identify an alternative route,” he said.

MPK councillor Kamal Batcha Noor Mohideen had suggested that opening an outdoor wedding venue would generate income for the council.

It is estimated that it would cost between RM800,000 and RM1mil to transform the 1.2ha park.

MPK currently manages 19 public halls and charges between RM1,400 and RM1,600 for using these premises for between four and six hours.

“Our management approach is to be transparent and accountable.

“If this idea is not suitable, we hope the people can come up with other suggestions so that the place can be of use to those in the neighbourhood,” he said.

Other ideas that had been discussed earlier were to turn the site into an area for extreme sports such as skateboarding and BMX cycle track.

Mohammad Yacob said councillors should be encouraged to come up with ideas that benefit the people.

Klang Umno division chief Datuk Nasaruddin M. Zin suggested that MPK should turn it into a public park equipped with exercise machines, football field and playground equipment for children.

“This would help create a healthy population,” he added.

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