PUCHONG: Malaysia is to have its first women-friendly sports complex that will have amenities such as a children’s nursery, spa and beauty salon, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
The complex, which is expected to be ready in three years, will also have a women-only swimming pool and an indoor court as well as facilities for disabled people and children accompanying the women.
“We think there is a need to provide such a facility because women require a recreation area where they can be free and are not confined by various constraints,” she said during a visit to a 6ha site here. It is one of the four sites proposed for the complex.
Zuraida said the complex would be equipped to organise international women’s sports meets and cater to the needs of women tourists.
On another matter, she said the ministry was preparing a Public Housing Policy that would be ready in September.
The policy covers affordable houses.
“We will liaise with all the state governments on the need to provide more land served by a network of amenities so as to build more affordable houses at the lowest cost to enable low-income people to own houses,” she said.
Zuraida said the ministry would ensure the prices of houses were maintained at a manageable level even after the re-introduction of the Sales and Service Tax (SST). — Bernama
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