By Sira Habibu
The stalled Taman Widuri Housing Project action committee wants
the authorities to officially declare the project in Sungai Duri
Its chairman Lionell L. Joeshua said banks would continue making
progress payment to the developer because there is no official
declaration that the project is abandoned.
Lionell said the matter warranted urgent attention because the
Phase Two house buyers were burdened with servicing their loan and
interest. The project was launched in 1997 and was supposed to have
been completed two years ago.
“The developer is only focusing on building the school, which is
now 80% complete at the moment. There is no progress where the low
cost houses in the area is concerned,’’ he said, adding that in the
meantime, buyers have to continue servicing loans and interest as
the ongoing school project gives the notion that the project is
“At the rate the school is being built, it would be completed by
the end of the year.
The project comprises 638 single storey low-cost units, 50
single-storey low-medium cost units, 384 single-storey medium-cost
units, 481 double-storey medium-cost units and 87 double storey
shops and office lots.
He said keys to 189 units had been handed over, “without the
Lionell said the committee had appealed to Bank Negara to impose
a ‘moratorium’ so that the house buyers would be relieved of the
burden of servicing loans for a stipulated period.
House buyers are also urged to contact the committee as soon as
possible to discuss further action.
For details, call Lionell at 012-4665664, vice chairmen Yap Choon
Hui (012-4558582) and Mogan Raj (012- 4573715) or secretary Mary at
012-576652 or 04-5881864.