Motorists in Balakong are enjoying a smoother ride as repair works involving resurfacing and fixing of potholes on several roads have been carried out.
Bangi MP Ong Kian Ming contributed funds from his allocation to repair potholes in three areas namely Bayu Courtyard, Taman Desa Serdang and Taman Putra Budiman.
“The total cost of patching the potholes was about RM40,000,” said Ong’s personal assistant Khoo Khim Han during a site visit.
Also present were Balakong assemblyman Wong Siew Ki and Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) councillor Billy Sun.
Wong also said nearly RM400,000 from the Malaysian Road Records Information System (Marris) was allocated to complete three road repaving projects in Balakong.
They involve stretches totalling 1.2km in Taman Taming Ria and Kawasan Industri Selesa Jaya, 560m in Taman Putra Budiman, and another 2.7km in Taman Seri Timah.
Wong said Marris allocated RM5.33mil to fund repairs of nine roads and three drainage upgrades in Balakong.
She said besides resurfacing of roads, damaged fencing for futsal courts in Taman Putra Budiman and Taman Taming Sari were also replaced at a cost of around RM10,000.
Wong added that there would be more improvements in the infrastructure of Balakong
“We are in the process of changing conventional bulbs on streetlights to LED lights along roads in Taman Putra Budiman using an RM85,000 allocation from MPKj,” said Wong.
The project is expected to be completed by July 22.