State to call tender in reviving Bukit Rimau Indah project

SELANGOR Government is in the process of calling for open tender to revive the abandoned Bukit Rimau Indah project.

Housing, Building Management and Urban Living Committee chairman Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad said the state executive councillor had last week approved a proposal to call for tender to redevelop the project.

Under the redevelopment plan, Iskandar said the project would be transformed into a mixed development comprising low-cost, medium and commercial properties.

He said the currect status of the land would be changed to commercial so that the developer would be able to carry out other development.

“The original developer abandoned the project because of financial constraints.

A cracked floor in the abandoned flats project.
A cracked floor in the abandoned flats project.

“The state government’s previous attempt to revive it was unsuccessful due to the heavy cost involved in rehabilitating the abandoned project.

“The state has only RM20mil allocation to rehabilitate abandon projects in Selangor but it has estimated that a total of RM39mil is required to revive this project,” he told StarMetro.

Under the circumstance, said Iskandar, the idea of open tender would be practical as private developers would be given the opportunity to carry out development in the area.

He said the developers would be also given the option to carry out high-rise development so that they would be able to make a profit from the development.

“This to make it attractive for developers to take up the challenge of reviving a project.

“However, we will ensure that the interest of the existing housebuyers are protected and it will offer a win-win situation to both parties,” he added.

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