Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Datuk Mohamed Yasid Bidin said the briefings would happen once a month to discuss updates about approvals made in the full board and One Stop Centre (OSC) meetings.
“This is a directive from the state government. All mayors and council presidents must brief the elected leaders on developments happening in their respective areas.
“According to the state government, some assemblymen complained about not being updated on decisions made by the council and they would like to be kept in the loop,” he said.
On a different matter, he said MPK’s emergency response squad called Squad Pantas was ready and on standby 24 hours daily to provide immediate assistance in light of the north-east monsoon season and heavy rains.
“Our team is prepared and council halls are ready to house any flood victims if the need arises,” said Yasid in a press conference after the council’s monthly full board meeting.
He said their operations room was ready if Klang was to be hit by floods.
Another issue discussed at the meeting was the coupon parking system that is to be enforced at 78 parking bays along Jalan Ehsan Perdana 7/KS5, Pandamaran beginning today.
Motorists are reminded to display their parking coupons on the dashboard of their vehicles if parking along that stretch. Enforcement will commence on Nov 18.
“The other 200 parking bays at Pekan Pandamaran will not be enforced until the drainage upgrades are completed,” said Yasid.
Drainage works at this old commercial area is expected to be completed in 2020 and parking payment will be enforced immediately after the upgrade is completed.
The plan to enforce parking payment at Pekan Pandamaran was mooted a few months ago but received protests from residents and stakeholders there due to the poor drainage infrastructure and narrow roads.
Taking heed of their complaints, MPK decided to upgrade the drainage before implementing the parking payment system there.
MPK will also build a convention hall in Bukit Raja in Jalan Rodat 6/6A measuring 40,400sq ft, costing over RM13mil.
It is expected to be one-and-a-half storeys high and can accommodate about 5,000 guests at any one time.
“There will be a hall on the ground floor and rooms on top.
“We have also engaged a green building specialist as we planned for this building to be certified under the Green Building Index (GBI) in line with our low carbon city plan,” he said.
Apart from that, the hall will also have a badminton court, auditorium that can accommodate 100 people, seminar rooms, cafeteria and function rooms.
“This building will provide a high quality facility for the residents in Bukit Raja,” said Yasid.
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