Intan Baiduri People’s Housing Project (PPR) residents in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur can expect to see improvements and repair works being carried out in their apartment area, including the carpark building which was reported to have a lot of defects.
According to PPR Intan Baiduri Block C chief Zulkifli Abdullah, officers from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Federal Territories Ministry visited the PPR last week to inspect the various problems experienced by the residents.
“They came with a contractor and spent about an hour inspecting the building, looking at defects and taking notes, ’’ Zulkifli said.
“We are grateful that they came and hope that something can be done soon because we also have some concerns of leaking pipes and water ponding issues in the area, ” he said.
StarMetro reported on Feb 10 that residents of PPR Intan Baiduri were facing multiple issues ranging from leaking roof and flooding to bad piping and broken railing at the multimillion ringgit parking facility that was opened at the housing scheme two years ago.
The carpark was completed in September 2017 but remained inaccessible to residents until December 2018 when it was finally issued with a Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).
PPR Intan Baiduri Block A chief Khairul Anuwar Yusoff said when the carpark was finally opened after a long wait, the building had many problems.
“The first time we noticed problems was when it rained.
“Rainwater came gushing out of pipes and flooded the lower floors, ” he said, adding that water would remain stagnant for days and turn into a mosquito breeding ground.
“But I am happy that our complaints are finally getting some attention and hope to see some improvements to the building, ” said Khairul Anuwar.
“However, we hope that there is better communication with the authorities on the matter and they will keep us posted on the updates.”
Yogeswary Malar, who lives in Block A, also hoped DBKL and the contractor would inform the residents of the progress.
Meanwhile, when contacted, the coordinating officer for Batu parliamentary constituency (social and political issues) under the office of the deputy Federal Territories Minister, Gobi Krishnan, who led the visit to the PPR, said the matter had been addressed and action would be taken to resolve all the problems.
“Work will start this week and I hope repair works can be completed within two weeks, ” he