I REFER to the letter by Gursharan Singh of Kuala Lumpur on the abandoned
Plaza Rak-yat project on the former Keratapi Tanah Melayu Sultan Street
station ("Complete all such abandoned projects"-- NST, June 29).
This project is a joint venture between Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur and
Plaza Rakyat Sdn Bhd (PRSB) where the Datuk Bandar is the land owner of
the project and PRSB is the developer.
The joint venture was signed on Dec 16, 1992. However, the project was not
completed due to the 1997 financial crisis.
The project for the development of a multipurpose complex in the Pudu area
is fully financed by the developer.
The Federal Territories Ministry and Kuala Lumpur City Hall have held
negotiations with the developer and sought a plan to revive the project.
A final round of negotiations has been held with the developer, who has
submitted a proposal to revive the project.
This proposal has been submitted to the Privatisation and Private Finance
Initiative Unit in the Prime Minister's Department for approval.
MAZURAH ISMAIL Head of Corporate Communications Federal Territories