The Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) has been urged by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani to relook into a few aspects relating to the proposed construction of apartment buildings within Bukit Keramat, reported Bernama.
Johari, who also serves as Titiwangsa Member of Parliament, revealed that he was flooded with complaints from most of the area’s original residents who felt that the proposal was made without taking into account their best interests and opinions.
He made the statement after joining more than 100 residents on a project site visit.
The signboard at the site indicated that the proposed project at LOT PT9902 is for the development of two apartment buildings offering 274 affordable housing units as well as another 274 units which will be sold at a free-market price.
He noted that several government-linked firms had offered to implement the project, with 100 percent of the affordable homes to be sold at a price below RM200,000 within the same area.
“I will always encourage development, but it must be implemented in line with the people’s aspiration and requirement. This area is not located in the city centre, so why can’t the DBKL relook into this matter and reconsider the people’s need,” said Johari.