ALL Public Housing Projects (PPA) and People’s Housing Projects (PPR) in the Federal Territories will be given a fresh look by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) at a cost of RM100mil.
The low-cost housing schemes will be repainted, with the first being the Sri Johor PPA in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Works are expected to start next month.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said volunteers would be roped in to paint the flats to help reduce the costs.
“Members from organisations such as iM4U will be asked to help and we will provide all the tools and paint needed.
“We will also paint murals on the first two floors of the housing units,” he said after the Recreation and Sports Community Carnival in Bandar Tun Razak yesterday.
Tengku Adnan added that medium-cost apartments would also be part of the Government initiative.
On another matter, he said fair-priced mini markets would be set up by the ministry.
“These mini marts will cater to residents of PPRs and PPAs, so the costs of the items will be reasonable.
“They will be set up at the soon- to-be-completed multistorey carparks in Kuala Lumpur.
“A supermarket for wholesale items will also be set up at Keramat Mall,” he said, adding that street peddlers would also be moved into the new multistorey carparks being built at several housing projects.
At the Recreation and Sports Community Carnival, Sri Johor Public Housing Project resident Mohd Qayum Mohd Ibrahim described the event as a great chance to catch up with neighbours.
“Most times, we are too busy to even say ‘hello’ to each other. But here, I was able to meet up with other residents.
“My children also enjoyed the paintball activities and food trucks,” the 58-year-old said.
The carnival is the second such event organised by the Federal Territories Ministry with other government agencies and educational institutions.
Tengku Adnan said the carnival would be organised in other constituencies in Kuala Lumpur as well as Putrajaya and Labuan.
“We invited these government agencies as people may not be aware of what they have to offer.
“It is also difficult for them to go to these agencies during working hours,” he said.
The agencies which took part in the event included the Employees’ Provident Fund, National Higher Education Fund Corporation and Perkeso.
Also present at the event were Bandar Tun Razak Umno chief Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar, Bandar Tun Razak MCA chief Datuk Chew Yin Keen, DBKL executive director (planning) Datuk Mohd Najib Mohd, DBKL Socio-Economic Development executive director Datuk Ibrahim Yusoff and DBKL advisory board member Datuk Simon Rajah.