PROPERTY owners and developers have been advised to practice the Safe City concept, which incorporates safety specifications, amenities and facilities for the benefit of the community.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique gave this advice recently at the launch of the Wangsa Link properties in Wangsa Maju and also declared Wangsa Link as a safe city.
He said if everyone were to practise the safe city concept, then with police aid, it would be much easier to fight crimelike robbery, snatch theft and vandalism.
Wangsa Link developed by MSL Properties Sdn Bhd is a seven-storey commercial building, which incorporates a safe city concept.
Facilities include two Rakan Cop centres that are operational 24 hours, 21 CCTV's installed at strategic places as well other facilities such as a pedestrian walkway and landscaped gardens.
The developer has also introduced an hourly parking system to curb congestion and hogging.
“They (developer) should be commended for introducing this concept because it shows that they are caring and concerned about their tenants and the tenants in turn will have confidence and faith in them.''
At the function Zulhasnan also received the keys to the DBKL Setiawangsa branch office, which will be operational in Wangsa Link starting next year.
Wangsa Link incorporates a safe city concept for the security of the customers, who frequent the dining, shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle outlets.
Under the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020, Wangsa Maju, as part of the KL Metropolitan Region, has been designated as one of the six strategic growth zones for the city.
Present at the function were Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ab Hakim Borhan, general manager of MSL properties Sdn Bhd Koh Teck Chuan and Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye