MPK: Co-management of swimming pool will work out well

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018

The Pandamaran Swimming Pool has not been opened since it was closed in August 2016 for repair works.

KLANG Municipal Council (MPK) president Datuk Mohamad Yasid Bidin is pleased that the Pandamaran Swimming Pool in Port Klang will be co-managed by Selangor Sports Council (MSNS) and Darul Ehsan Facility Management (DEFM).

“MSNS, which had agreed with MPK to manage the pool, has courted DEFM to co-manage the facilities.

“I believe this will work out well. I am satisfied as long as the operations of the pool is handled in a professional manner,” he said.

Mohamad Yasid added that MPK was in the midst of drawing up an agreement where all assets within the swimming pool area would be audited as they belonged to the council.

“We have some matters that need to be ironed out, such as name changes in the utility bills.

“We also need MSNS to take liability insurance.

“MPK will sign the agreement with MSNS within this month and we want the swimming pool to be opened in the first week of March. We understand that people are anxious to use the facility,” said Mohamad Yasid.

In StarMetro’s report on Feb 5, Klang folk urged the council to decide who would manage the newly refurbished Pandamaran Swimming Pool which had been closed for 18 months to facilitate replacement of major underground pipes that were leaking.

Although upgrading work was completed in December last year, the public pool is yet to be opened to the public and MPK had told StarMetro that the facility had been handed over to MSNS to manage.

The Pandamaran Swimming Pool was built in 1993 at a cost of RM9.2mil and managed by MPK until the closure for repair works in August 2016.

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