Board awaiting funds to fix Teluk Gedung high-rise

JKR Klang District engineers inspecting the gap at the base of the Taman Teluk Gedung Indah low-cost flats due to soil sinking to finalise the structural works that need to be done. — Filepic

OWNERS of Taman Teluk Gedung Indah (TTGI) low-cost flats in Port Klang have to wait longer before the soil settlement problem at their premises is fixed.

Selangor local government, public transportation and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han said the Selangor Housing Development Board (LPHS) had applied to the Selangor Economic Planning Unit (Upen) for funds.

He disclosed that LPHS had applied for RM5.75mil to resolve the issues at the two blocks of walk-up flats.

“On Oct 8,2020, LPHS had applied to the deputy state secretary’s office for the funds after it received a detailed quotation from Klang Municipal Council (MPK) for the cost to fix the flats, which the Klang district Public Works Department (JKR) had assessed, ” he told the State Legislative Assembly.

Other than the structural works, the allocation, once approved, would be used for electrical wiring, rebuilding the roof that was blown off during multiple storms, reconstructing the sunken sewage tanks and getting the flats repainted, he added.

Ng said LPHS had applied for the funds weeks ago before the current State Legislative Assembly meeting.

“There is no decision yet on the funds at the state level for the elaborate scope of work needed.

“According to the JKR report, RM1.45mil is needed for electrical works and RM4.3mil is needed for works to repair the base of the building and the area around the pile footing, ” he added.

The TTGI flats, sandwiched between Lorong Sama Gagah 18D and Sungai Klang, were built to relocate some 150 families from Taman Kem longhouse.

On Aug 11, StarMetro reported on the soil settlement issue that had been affecting TTGI flats since March 2008.

Port Klang assemblyman Azmizam Zaman Huri also wanted to know about the proposed rectification works for Sri Berembang Flats in his constituency, where efforts were being made to resolve the structural damage at the flats.

Ng said MPK had met and discussed with 16 of the flats’ occupants on Oct 24.

“The people were advised to move out to alternative housing, but the move was halted due to the movement control order, ” he explained.

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