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Projek flet Taman Rampai dipulih  01/02/1997 BH
AMPANG, Jumaat - Projek perumahan kos rendah membabitkan pembinaan tiga blok flet lima tingkat di Taman Rampai, Kampung Baru Ampang di sini, yang terbengkalai sejak 10 tahun lalu akan dipulihkan sebelum hujung tahun ini. Usaha memulihkan projek itu akan dijalankan secara usaha sama antara syarikat PA Development Sdn Bhd (PAD) dan Vibrant Diamond Sdn Bhd.

Pemaju janji pulih projek  01/02/1997 HM By Norainon Othman
AMPANG: Nasib pembeli rumah Taman Rampai yang terbengkalai sejak 10 tahun lalu dijangka berubah apabila pemaju perumahan baru sanggup memulihkan projek itu. Projek Taman Rampai membabitkan 240 unit rumah kos rendah itu akan dibangunkan pemaju baru, PA Development Sdn Bhd dijangka siap dua tahun lagi.

CF delays: States must give tri-monthly reports 01/02/1997 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - State Governments will have to submit tri-monthly reports on delays in approval of certificates of fitness in the light of complaints from the public. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said the Local Government Department would co-ordinate the feedback from the States, pinpoint the problems and provide assistance to the local authorities.

Incentives for quality 02/02/1997 NSUNT
KLANG, Sat. - In a bid to ensure that housebuyers get the quality that they pay for, the Government will give incentives to developers who build zero-defect houses, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said today. He said a technical committee had been set up to draw up the guidelines for the scheme and that the types of incentives would be announced later.

Approving quality 03/02/1997 NST
IN the course of the country's often over-rapid development, some of its local building standards have fallen faster than its skyscrapers have gone up. Some of the best construction standards that have gone into its most prestigious buildings (mostly engineered by international contractors) have been lost on many local builders. Government authorities have brushed up their regulation of the building industry lately, and the cracks that were showing up in many new developments over the last few years are being repaired. Brittle buildings appeared with alarming regularity in the first rush of the building boom about two or three years ago. In 1995, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government said it received 1,101 complaints from dissatisfied housebuyers. While the present boom lasts, so will the complaints. As long as property building and development keep thriving in the present sellers' market, cases of shabby construction can be expected to increase. They are only one outcome of the cut corners, the rush jobs, the time-scheduled sprint completions, the double-speed processing and the general hastiness that have affected both the authorities and the private sector in the country's impatient build-up to industrialised status.

Ikram to assess building cracks in Penang 07/02/1997 BT
A TEAM from the Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysian Public Works Institute (Ikram) is in Penang to assess and make proposals on how to reduce the damage to buildings affected by the construction of the Prangin Mall. Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said the team, led by Ikram director Encik Yahya Ahmad, arrived yesterday morning.

Decision on Prangin Mall after meeting with institute 12/02/1997 NST
PENANG, Tues. - The State Government will decide on the controversial Prangin Mall after meeting with the Malaysia Public Works Institute (Ikram) team, on Thursday morning. Excavation works on the Prangin Mall is believed to have resulted in the movement of ground water leading to instability and secracks on buildings and pavements in the vicinity, affecting some 150 homes

Housing schemes 12/02/1997 BT
THE Pahang Government has directed housing developers in the state to include low and medium low cost houses in their projects covering more than two hectares. The state government would decide on the percentage of such houses in any particular housing project based on the location and demand, State Executive Councillor for Housing and the Environment Datuk Bahari Tan Sri Yahaya said. The government would declare the percentage when the developer applied for change in land use condition for his housing project, he said. The construction of low and medium cost houses was being given priority this year in view of the rising demand for such houses, he said. The government had also received feedback that low cost houses built by the private sector in Raub, Temerloh and Mentakab had no buyers. - Bernama

Rumah: Sanusi diminta bantu 17/02/1997 HM By Zuhri Kamarzaman
ALOR STAR: Seramai 648 pembeli rumah kos rendah, sederhana, berkembar dan kedai dua tingkat di Taman Budiman, di Lebuhraya Sultan Abdul Halim, di sini, yang terbengkalai sejak enam tahun lalu, merayu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Sanusi Junid campur tangan bagi menyelesaikannya. Pembeli terbabit mendakwa, beberapa rundingan dengan pemaju taman perumahan terbabit, Seridal Sdn Bhd (Seridal), menemui jalan buntu.

Enam pemaju kena tindakan 18/02/1997 HM By Zuhri Kamarzaman
ALOR STAR: Kerajaan Kedah menghadapi masalah menyelesaikan beberapa projek perumahan terbengkalai di negeri ini berikutan sikap sesetengah pemajunya main `kong kalikong'. Mereka dikatakan selalu berbohong dan menghilangkan diri apabila kerajaan mengadakan rundingan dengan pemaju berkenaan.

Penang Govt rejects geo-technical report on Prangin Mall 22/02/1997 BT
THE Penang Government has rejected the geo-technical report on the Prangin Mall project submitted by its developer, Getaran Unggul Sdn Bhd, because it is unsatisfactory. Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon told a news conference in Penang yesterday that the project technical advisory committee rejected the report after it was scrutinised by the Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram).

Reports may be needed for flat land 23/02/1997 NSUNT
PENANG, Sat. - Geo-technical reports may be required for future development projects in the inner Georgetown area, Penang Island Municipal Council president Dr Teng Hock Nan said today. He said this was necessary in light of the controversial RM200-million Prangin Mall project which is believed to have caused structural defects in the surrounding areas.

Thursday deadline! 24/02/1997 MM
THE Taman Puchong Jaya developer has been given until this Thursday to fill up the two-month-old cave-in on a gradient next to Jalan Tiong 18. They have also been given three months from last Thursday to thoroughly repair a children playground and sewage pond 100 metres away from the spot.

 

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