Four out of five housing projects
abandoned since 1999 revived
April 30: Five housing and industrial projects were reported to have been abandoned
in Malacca since 1999 and they involve some 3,143 units and 1,418 buyers.
However, four have been revived and works are expected to resume soon.
State Housing, Local Government and Environment committee chairman Datuk Mo'min
Abdul Aziz said the affected projects were in Taman Seri Bertam in Bertam Ulu,
Taman Kota Laksamana in Kota Laksamana, Taman Sejati in Merlimau, Malaysia-China
Light Industrial City in Tanjung Minyak and Taman Perindustrian Ayer Keroh in
Mo'min said the State Government was concerned about the abandoned projects
and had taken ample steps to assist buyers apart from ensuring that the projects
"As a result of our efforts, work on four of the abandoned projects have been
revived," he said in reply to a question from Betty Chew Gek Cheng (DAP - Durian
The projects which have been revived were in Taman Seri Bertam, Malaysia-China
Light Industrial City, Taman Kota Laksamana and Taman Sejati.
Mo'min said works for Taman Perindustrian Ayer Keroh were stopped as the developer
had encountered financial difficulties and was now trying to secure loans to
resume the project.
He added that the developer, Pakatan Mawar, had given its assurance that work
on the project would resume by July.
To another question from Sim Tong Him (DAP - Bandar Hilir), Mo'min said the
State Government was aware that a winding-up order had been issued against Pakatan
Mawar by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
He said the three-month grace period given to the developer was final and if
the developer fails to continue the project within the stipulated time, it may
be given to other developers.