port project to continue after seven-year wait
THE longstanding problem of 522 shoplots at the
Nilai Inland Port has finally been resolved, Negri Sembilan Mentri
Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said.
He said during a recent meeting with the buyers,
the state government agreed to help to revive the project which had
been idle for the past seven years.
“We felt that the project should proceed as it was
already 90% complete.
“The buyers have agreed to pay about RM14,000 each
to complete the remaining parcel to enable the project to obtain a
certificate of fitness.
“This win-win situation will benefit both the
buyers and the state government,” he said, adding that the money
would be collected from the buyers’ committee and put into a special
infrastructure fund to oversee the progress of the project.
Mohamad said when all the arrangements were in
place, work to revive the project would commence and hope it would
be ready next year.
Currently, the project had been placed under the
Insolvency Department after the developer faced financial problems
despite having sold all the shoplots.
On a separate matter, Mohamad said the Negri
Sembilan Government would summon the management of NS Water
Consortium to re-negotiate the terms and conditions in their
He said the state government decided to review all
existing agreements with the private sector to ensure it did not
lose out in the long run.
“The aim of privatisation is to lessen the burden
of the government and as such, if we stand to lose, it defeats that
purpose,” he said.