Multistorey carpark mooted for PPR Seri Anggerik

Shahidan (wearing songkok) during his visit to the construction site in Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, to check on the progress of the Sri Pahang PPR redevelopment project.

Federal Territories Ministry will study a proposal to build a multistorey carpark at a vacant lot next to the Seri Anggerik people’s housing project (PPR) in Jalan Kelang Lama.

Its minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said this was to deal with the lack of parking space among residents in the area.

“We are looking at building two or three levels for the parking complex to accommodate more vehicles.“The details on the number of bays and completion date will be ironed out by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL),” he said.

He added that the project would include the construction of 10 shoplots.

Shahidan was met after a visit to the housing project site to inspect an adjacent lot yesterday. Also present was Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah.

The lot is currently being used as a parking area by residents because of insufficient space inside the PPR flats compound, where double-parking is common.

The single-block low-cost housing project consists of 17 floors, with each floor having 20 units.

On a related matter, Shahidan said his ministry was working with DBKL to identify a suitable site to build a surau for the community here.

“We will discuss this matter with the Islamic Development Department and the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council.

“We will explore options on how to raise funds for this project,” he said, adding that the matter would be given top priority.

Separately, Shahidan said he would announce next week the details for the plan to gazette retention ponds in Kuala Lumpur.

“Work is underway. If people want to speculate on social media, let them be,” he said.

This issue emerged after Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh claimed that six retention ponds were alienated for development between October 2015 and September 2020.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, on Jan 8, ordered DBKL to appoint a surveyor to measure the actual land size set aside for the development.

Shahidan said DBKL had awarded the tender for the survey work and would announce the findings soon.

Later, the minister also visited the ongoing PPR Sri Pahang redevelopment project in Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, but left without speaking to the media.

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