M SUMMIT Group has decided on its own accord to upgrade a section of Teluk Kumbar in Penang with amenities that will benefit thousands of residents.
Among the amenities are new traffic lights and pedestrian crossing at SJK (C) Yang Cheng.
These will help improve the safety of pedestrians, schoolchildren, those visiting Puspakom nearby and residents from M Summit’s Ramah Pavilion and Taman Ria as well as those staying in Dua Residensi, a state affordable housing project.
The upgrade costing over RM1.5mil also includes the Matahari Naik food court along Jalan Bukit Gemuruh, which can house 11 stalls, and the Matahari Naik pocket park featuring an outdoor gym, children’s playground and goalposts for avid football fans.
M Summit Group founder and managing director Datuk Albert Moh said that apart from the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing, they had also widened a 260m road stretch near Puspakom for smoother and safer traffic flow.
“We want to give back to the community in Teluk Kumbar including residents of Kampung Matahari Naik.
“We hope the food court and pocket park will benefit them.
“The hawker complex will also provide an avenue for the locals here to enter the food business,” said Moh in his speech during the launch of the amenities recently.
Moh said the pocket park was to cater to both the younger and older generations with facilities for both.
State Local Government, Housing, and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo, who was guest of honour at the event, praised the initiative.
“The pedestrian crossing and traffic lights are important safety features for this area,” he said in his speech.
“The food court is also a big boost for the residents here as they will not need to travel far to grab a bite.
“The pocket park will encourage people to embrace a healthier lifestyle,” added Jagdeep.
Also present at the launch of the amenities were Balik Pulau MP Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik and Bayan Lepas assemblyman Azrul Mahathir Aziz.