RESIDENTS of Taman Salak South low-cost flats in Kuala Lumpur can rejoice after the two lifts in their building were repaired and rebuilt.
Previously, residents had to climb up and down the 12-storey apartment block for two years as the two lifts had broken down.
One of the lifts was repaired in 2016 thanks to an initiative by Seputeh MCA vice-chairman Datuk Banie Chin who raised RM100,000 through private donations for the repair works.
Its joint management body (JMB) then submitted an application for a new lift to be installed.
Construction started on the project, which cost RM418,700, on May 25 and was completed within seven months.
The project was done in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Public Works Department (JKR) and Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT).
Taman Salak Selatan Block 5 JMB chairman Alan Lim said the residents were relieved that the lifts had been repaired and installed.
“It was very inconvenient when the lifts broke down as senior citizens were forced to use the stairs.
“We are also happy that our flats will be repainted.
Chin said he was grateful to various government agencies who saw the repainting project through as it was timely for the residents to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year.
“The repainting works will be completed by Chinese New Year.
“The contractors have to clean the outer walls before the repainting work can commence,” he said, urging residents to give their full cooperation.
Also present were DBKL Seputeh branch manager Abdul Syatar Abdul Halim, KPKT representative Mazlan Mohd Zin, JKR representative Noor’ain Zainal Abidin and Seputeh MCA deputy chairman Cheng Kow.
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