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BDB partners Belleview to build new condominium in Alor Setar

ALOR SETAR: Bina Darulaman Bhd (BDB) together with Belleview Bina Sdn Bhd (Belleview) will be developing a condominium here in the near future.

Work on the two-block unit named Kondominium Amansuri Residences, estimated at a cost of RM110 million, is expected to start in November with completion due in 2014.

Chairman of BDB Datuk Mohd Saad Endut said the proposal to build the condominium came about with plans to redevelop the existing Kompleks Tunku Yaacob and build an international standard hotel on a piece of land owned by the Kedah State Development Corporation (PKNK) and left idle the past 16 years.

He said the condominium will be built on a 1.469 hectare piece of land.

All the three projects will be built along the same row, he said during his speech at the signing of an agreement here on Monday, May 23 between BDB and Belleview for the joint development.

"The condominium will comprise two blocks of 22-storey and 25-storey respectively and will house a total of 227 residential units including six units of penthouse," Mohd Saad said.

Among the buildings' features would be car parks, swimming pool, multipurpose hall, a  pavilion, gymnasium and other facilities on par with the best condominiums around the country.

The condominium will also be gated and have tight security, he added.

With BDB's success record in Kedah and the achievements of Belleview in Georgetown, Mohd Saad said he was confident that the project would be a huge success.

"It would change the skyline of Alor Setar city besides increasing the state's coffer through tax collection and so on," he said.

Mohd Saad said that although the sales price has not been fixed for the condominium, he was confident that the price would be lower compared with prices in Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown.

Kedah Sato Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of BDB will be undertaking the construction of the condominium.

Meanwhile, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the process of taking over the site of Kompleks Tunku Yaacob was going on and the request for the takeover of the building had already been sent to the state government.

"We expect that only in August we will be calling the involved family for the provision of compensation and we have not decided on the form of compensation that would be given," he said.

He also added the project had been delayed due to several unavoidable problems. — Bernama

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