KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Ministry will present a proposal to the Cabinet in the next three weeks to upgrade Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur in Selayang, says Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
The Federal Territories Minister said the ministry was in the final phase of reviewing several proposals on the matter with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
"There is a need for the market to be modernised as it is currently very crowded.
"Its cleanliness is also not up to par and the surrounding drainage needs upgrading," he said during a visit to the market on Sunday (June 20).
Annuar said the market would be equipped with modern technologies in order to attract more locals to take up employment there.
"Normally, foreigners were hired to do the heavy-duty work here.
"But with more automation and machines, we hope locals could fill in the jobs instead," he said, adding that the upgrade would cost about RM160, 000.
The minister was met after overseeing the vaccination drive at the market under the MYMedic@Wilayah Vaccine Mobile Truck programme.
Also present were ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Rosida Jaafar and Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah.
Annuar said the one-day programme targeted to inoculate some 2, 000 workers at the market.