71-YEAR OLD MAN'S SEVEN-YEARS WAIT FOR A LOW-COST FLAT AT TAMAN UKAY INDAH, SG SERING IS FINALLY OVER.
Mohd Fazil Mat Yamin and his wife, Azizah Mohamed, holding the certificate of fitness for their unit. Pic by Chan Wai Yew
HULU KELANG, 17 FEBRUARY 2012 : Mohd Fazil Mat Yamin was one of 600 former squatters who were informed that the certificate of fitness for their flat units were finally ready. The 15-storey flats was supposed to have been completed in 2006.
"Even though the developer only completed the project last year, we are glad that the wait is over.
"We will move in as soon as possible as we are now living with relatives in Taman Melawati."
Taxi driver Khairrudin Mohamad, 50, however, will have to wait a little longer as he has to settle some payments owed to the developer, Scenic Marina Sdn Bhd.
"We have paid the utility deposit of RM640 but were told that we will not be able to get the keys until we settle the four months maintenance deposit of RM49 (per month). It is a burden for us as we are already paying a monthly installment of RM260 for the new unit as well as RM500 rent for the place we are staying at."
The project, developed by Triumph City Development Sdn Bhd as landowner and Scenic Marina as developer, has 660 units with carpark facilities on a 2.17ha plot that was approved in 2001.
The developer started work in June 2003. The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council issued the certificate of fitness to the developer last month.
The units were offered for sale to former squatters in Hulu Kelang district, including Kampung Kemensah, Kampung Fajar, Kampung Bukit Permai, Kampung Seri Lembah Keramat, Kampung Batu 8, Kampung Selamat Tambahan, Lorong Enggang Selatan, Kampung Pinggiran Sungai AU3, Kampung Pakat Setia, Lorong Enggang 23, Lorong Enggang 15 and Kampung Pinggiran Ukay.
Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim informed property buyers of the latest update on the project at the AU2 community hall in Taman Sri Keramat recently.
He said it was among the delayed projects that were completed after intervention by the state government.
"In Ampang, three projects were delayed -- Flat Berembang Indah, Damai Bistari and Taman Ukay Indah flats.
"We are in the process of reviving abandoned housing projects in the state and have facilitated the process which saw about 10,000 housing units delivered to buyers since 2008."
Also present were state executive councillor Iskandar Samad, Ampang Jaya Municipal Council president Datuk Mohamad Yacob and secretary Abdul Hamid Hussain - NURADZIMMAH DAIM, NST STREETS.