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MB: Onus on owners to maintain high-rise buildings 01/06/1997 NSUNT
HULU TERENGGANU, Sat. - High-rise building owners must be able to provide a good management package to ensure their premises are well maintained. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar Ahmad said some owners were quite reluctant to do this because of certain problems.

Wood in high-rises not safe from termites 06/06/1997 NST-LTIMES
ACCORDING to a study by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, wooden parts in high-rise buildings are not safe from attacks by termites. Frim research assistant (entomology section) Azmi Mahyuddin said apartments and flats which were not pre-treated during the construction stages were vulnerable to termite attacks.

Grouses from funny to absurd, says developer 07/06/1997 NST-LTIMES
LENSA Development Sdn Bhd, the company undertaking the RM7 million construction of two five-storey blocks in Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, has a series of complaints themselves against residents who had lodged protests against the project. Hajeedar Abdul Majeed, a director of the company, said although he has handled bigger city construction projects, none were as problematic as Jalan Kasah which he claims ranges from funny to absurd.

Condo with highway for a view 09/06/1997 MM
IMAGINE stepping out to your condominium's balcony only to be greeted by a highway. This is what purchasers of the 400-unit 18-storey Tiara Condominium are expected to face when a stretch of the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur elevated highway rising three storeys high is built.

Flats to be ready by end of year MM 11/06/1997
CITY HALL is sticking to its promise to deliver the long-delayed Keramat Jaya Phase II flats to buyers by end of the year. It has revived the project that had been stalled many times since it first started in 1989 last month.

Drums at abandoned housing project removed NSUNT 22/06/1997
SEREMBAN, Sat. - The State Department of Environment has removed all the drums suspected of containing hazardous waste dumped at an abandoned housing project in Desa Temiang last week. A DOE official said they found 25 drums from the site yesterday. They were transported to the Bukit Nanas integrated waste treatment plant in Port Dickson.

Building management Bill to be tabled soon 25/06/1997 BT
THE Land and Cooperative Development Ministry will table the proposed Building Management Act at the coming Parliament sitting next month, its minister Datuk Osu Sukam said yesterday. The proposed Act, prepared by both the ministry and the Housing and Local Government Ministry, is aimed at ensuring efficient management of common buildings.

Highrise builders get reminder on strata titles 27/06/1997 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Developers of highrise buildings must apply for strata titles for the buyers or face legal action, Deputy Land and Co- operative Development Minister Dr Goh Cheng Teik said today. He said the number of developers who had not applied for the titles were "frighteningly substantial" but could not give the figures.

Owners told to report errant developers 27/06/1997 BT
BUYERS of high-rise building lots yet to get their strata titles have been advised to report the matter to the authorities for appropriate action against the developers. Deputy Land and Cooperative Development Minister Dr Goh Cheng Teik said developers who failed to apply for the titles will be taken to court for violating the Strata Title Act (STA) 1985.

Over 1,000 Bayan Lepas housebuyers in a lurch NST 28/06/1997 By Marina Emmanuel
PENANG, Fri. - Over 1,000 housebuyers of a mixed development project in Bayan Lepas have been left in the lurch. Three years after booking low- cost apartments there, the project has been abandoned. Most of the units in the Sri Bayu project, launched in 1992 by Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (in his capacity then as Finance Minister), were snapped up but to date there is nothing but overgrown trees, larvae infested drains and a partially-completed apartment block at the 52,675 sq metre project site.

Plan for new developer to revive Sri Bayu NSUNT 29/06/1997
PENANG, Sat. - Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today the State Bumiputera Steering Committee was in the process of appointing another development company to revive a project in Bayan Lepas which had been abandoned by the previous developer. He said the committee had at a meeting two months ago cancelled the project given to Duniaga Sdn Bhd.

Acting PM visits site of delayed housing project NSUNT 29/06/1997
PENANG, Sat. - Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today visited Halaman Damai in Georgetown, one of several delayed housing projects in the State by developer Duniaga Sdn Bhd. The project's low-cost block has been completed and occupied. However, residents of a second block of medium-cost units are still waiting for the certificate of fitness while a third block of medium-cost units is under construction.

 

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