By Y.P. SIVAMsivam@thestar.com.my
RESIDENTS in Puchong will soon be able to enjoy the facilities at the Rakan Muda Sports Complex.
The RM24 million complex is expected to be handed over to the Petaling District Youth and Sports Department at the end of this month.
Puchong MP Lau Yeng Peng, who visited the complex last Thursday, said the facility was almost completed.
“Only the final touches remain. It was supposed to be have been completed last year but there was a delay.
The front view of the RM24 million Rakan Muda Sports Complex in Puchong.
“Now, everything is in order and residents in Puchong can look forward to utilising these facilities,'' Lau said after a two-hour visit.
The facilities available at the 1.6ha complex include a multi-purpose hall, futsal court, squash courts, aerobic room, snooker room, gymnasium and rooms for darts, carrom and table tennis.
The complex also has outdoor facilities for volleyball, basketball and sepak takraw.
It has a lecture hall, computer room, mini library and a dormitory that can house 120.
“I am impressed with the facilities available for the disabled. The complex can be a place for residents in Puchong to get together for sports and social activities. NGOs can organise more activities for youth. There is a population of 280,000 in Puchong. Out of this number, about 42,000 are students.
“Puchong has 23 primary and 12 secondary schools. With this complex, schools in the vicinity can initiate more training programmes.
“Residents in Puchong should take every opportunity to utilise the facilities. We certainly don't want the complex to become a white elephant,'' said Lau.