PONTIAN: The Taman Megah Flats here will be given a revamp for the first time in 20 years under a RM1mil project by the state government.
The funds, channelled to the Pontian Municipal Council (MDP), would cover upgrading works such as repainting, road construction and repairing the drainage system at the four-block flats.
Adviser to the Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, also the Pulai Sebatang MCA division chief, said the upgrading project would give the 200-odd residents at the two decade-old flats a more comfortable place to stay.
“As these are old flats, the condition and facilities have deteriorated and are faulty.
“I understand that the council is still carrying out the tender process to appoint a suitable contractor to carry out the project, ” he said during his visit to the flat recently.
He was also given a tour and briefing about the flats’ condition by MDP secretary Abdul Rahman Mohamed Ismail and assistant engineer Mohd Faalah Mohd Shairi.
Tee added that the project would begin soon after the tender process is completed.
“I would also like to remind residents to give their full cooperation to the authorities and contractors so that the upgrading project can be carried out smoothly and finish on time.
“The project is scheduled to complete by the end of this year.
“Once the flats are given a new lease of life, I hope the residents will work together and keep them clean and in good condition, ” he said.