Folks want more facilities at park


hbchow@thestar.com.my 

KUALA Lumpur City Hall will see whether it has enough funds to build additional facilities at the recreational area in Jalan Gempita, Taman Salak Selatan. 

Residents have requested for a reflexology path, rest areas, a jogging track and more benches and tables in the area apart from the upgrading works on the children's playground as promised by the local authority. 

Federal Territory MCA public service bureau deputy chairman Banie Chin, who is helping the residents to get the facilities, said an officer from the Landscape and Urban Cleanliness Department informed him that he would seek allocations for the facilities which would be quite costly. 

“This field has not been upgraded for quite some time. City Hall said they would begin upgrading works on the playground immediately but will decide on the other facilities later,” he said after a site visit with the officer and several other City Hall officers on Aug 3. 

“We also hope that the football field will be levelled and a new drainage system will be build around the field.” 

At present, the recreational area has a basketball court, a football field and several benches and huts. 

He urged residents in the area to be co-operative when City Hall workers proceed to Taman Salak Selatan to carry out tree trimming works. The project is ongoing in Jalan Kuchai Lama. 

“It has been quite some time since Taman Salak Selatan had these basic facilities. We, at MCA, are looking into improving these basic facilities and give the residents a better life,” he said. 

Taman Naga Emas Residents Association chairman C. K. Wong said upon completion, residents living in the surrounding area could share the recreational area. 

He noted that Taman Naga Emas had another multi-purpose court and playground in Jalan 4/140 which had been upgraded with City Hall's allocations. 

“The facilities are well maintained by the Taman Naga Emas Management Sdn Bhd (the management company set up by the residents association). We have applied to City Hall to install floodlight so that residents can use the facilities even at night,” he said.  

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