08/11/2002 The Star By Manjit Kaur
Financial consultancy firm Deloitte KassimChan has been appointed to manage,
monitor and to see that the stalled Taman Kasawari housing project in Simpang
Ampat gets off the ground again.
Buyers, however, have been assured that they need not fork out any additional
money when the project is fully completed.
The decision followed a series of discussions among the buyers and the two developers
of the project, which were mediated by the Chief Ministerís political secretary,
Teng Chang Yeow.
The five-phase project was launched in 1997 and the first two phases of shophouses
were completed some time the following year.
The three remaining phases, covering 225 units of double-storey terrace houses,
were due for completion in Decem-ber 1999 and December 2000 but failed to meet
the deadline due to financial constraints.
The purchasers then formed an action committee and wrote a letter to the Chief
Ministerís office early this year seeking his help to resolve their problems.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Teng urged the over 200 buyers of
the project to attend a meeting on Sunday with the developers as well as newly-appointed
project manager Deloitte KassimChan to thrash out their problems.
The meeting, starting at 2.30pm, will be held at the Jawi multi-purpose hall.
ďAccording to the purchasers, whenever they questioned the developer on the
progress of the project, it would just send workers to the site to carry out
Teng said if everything went on as planned, the project would be completed by
the end of next year, adding that the project was currently 60% completed.
For enquiries, contact Michael Tan (012-4873101), Michael Heah (012-4828225)
or C.T. Chong (05-7166137).