THE Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry has promised residents of Sri Melaka flats in Cheras that they will only need to move out when the new low-cost flats are completed.
The residents are involved in the “Sustainable People Housing for Urban Renewal” project which would see three low-costs flats, Sri Johor, Sri Pulau Pinang, Sri Melaka and Taman Ikan Emas in Bandar Tun Razak redeveloped.
The project will see a collaboration between Tradewinds Corporation Berhad, SP Setia Berhad, the ministry and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
The new units will have three bedrooms, two bathrooms but the size has not been determined yet.
However, the Sri Melaka unit will be from 800 to 900 sq ft.
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said all amenities would be provided, including a hall, surau and playground.
Phesal said this at a meeting with Sri Melaka residents at the DBKL’s training centre in Bandar Tun Razak on Wednesday.
After a slide show by SP Setia, residents raised several questions and highlighted various issues.
A resident, Taib Mat said they were unhappy that the presentation did not provide information on the price of the unit.
“All the details in the slide show had been explained to us by the residents’ association. What worries us now is the price of the units and whether we can afford it,” said Taib.
Taib said the meeting should have been held after the developers determined the price of the units.
“Only then can we decide on whether to support the project,” he said.
He also said residents of Sri Melaka had lived there for about 30 years and their rental should be taken into account.
Phesal said he was not able to give the final answer and assured the residents that their requests would be forwarded to the Government.