SHAH ALAM, 16 Dec: The Selangor government returned a total of RM5.6 million to 52 buyers of the housing project in Taman Bukit Impian, Section U10 Bukit Cherakah, which has been abandoned since 2005.
The Chief Minister, Mohamed Azmin Ali, said that the Selangor government took a proactive step to redevelop the project to ensure that the people’s housing is given priority.
“Taman Bukit Impian, the name is beautiful but the dreams of buyers have been ruined for over 10 years. Today, the state government has come forward to make sure that the buyers’ dreams to own their homes can be realised.
“Based on the irresponsibility of the developer, the state government has no choice but to redevelop the development at the site and we agree to fully reimburse buyers, involving as cost of RM5.6 million,” he said.
Mohamed Azmin said this when speaking at the Consolation Payment Cheque Presentation Ceremony to the buyers of the Taman Bukit Impian Housing Project, Section U10, Bukit Cherakah, at the De Palma Hotel today.
Also present was the General Manager of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), Azlan Md Alifiah; the Executive Chairman of Symphony Life Berhad, Tan Sri Mohamed Azman Yahya; and the General Manager of Selangor Industrial Corporation Sdn Bhd (SIC), Zulkifli Khalid.
Through the initiative, the Selangor government trusts PKNS in redeveloping the project.
The project involves 138 housing units, including bungalows, zero lot bungalows, semi-Ds, town houses and the Selangorku Affordable Homes, will be developed by the wholly owned subsidiary of PKNS, Selangor Industrial Corporation Sdn Bhd (SIC), in collaboration with Symphony Life Berhad.
“It is expected to be completed within 42 months after receiving the Planning Permission (PP) from the local authorities,” he said.
Previously, the Taman Bukit Impian Project was developed by a private developer in 2003 and after that, the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) stopped all project activities in 2005 because of financial problems faced by the developers.
“This is an irresponsible act by the developer. They burdened the buyers because they are forced to pay bank loans and some of them had to temporarily rent while waiting for this house that was bought,” he said.