Monday, October 18, 2021

Just call me, FT minister says on potholes in KL

FT minister Shahidan Kassim says those with complaints can call him, his deputy or the mayor, and assures that immediate action will be taken.

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Federal Territories Minister Shahidan Kassim today said the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has been told to act within 24 hours on complaints and information on potholes and road damage in the federal capital.

He said he had discussed the matter with DBKL and ordered it to take immediate action on such complaints.

“(The public) can call the minister at 019-4545111, deputy minister (019-6524444) or mayor (016-2068883). Ready to act around the clock. Those who have just arrived in Kuala Lumpur should call (any of the numbers given) if they see a pothole. We will take action within 24 hours.”

He said this when winding up the debate on the 12th Malaysia Plan for his ministry in the Dewan Rakyat today.

He said DBKL is always monitoring the road conditions in Kuala Lumpur, especially near development projects, along the main roads and at major focal areas to ensure that repair and resurfacing works are carried out.

Shahidan also stated his ministry’s commitment to carrying out policies and developments as well as possible, including attracting investments to make the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan more developed through collaboration with various parties.

He also announced an affordable housing project under the ministry, Residensi Prihatin, at prices of up to RM200,000 for a 750 sq ft unit for the B40 group, which would be rebranded as Residensi Keluarga Malaysia.

“The federal territories ministry will ensure the provision of affordable homes for residents, built near or with easy access to public transportation such as the MRT and LRT,” he said.

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