DBKL to ask developer to build 2,400 low-cost units in Sentul Raya

KUALA LUMPUR: The government wants the developer responsible for developing areas in Sentul, to include low-cost houses in their proposed mixed development project, said Federal Territories and Wellbeing deputy minister Datuk M Saravanan.

He said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would discuss with the developer, YTL Land & Development Bhd, to build 2,400 low cost houses, in their proposed condominium and commercial development for the area.

“The low-cost houses are necessary for the low-income group and squatters in the area to own a house in the area, once it is developed," he told reporters after visiting the site here on Jan 19.

Saravanan said to ensure low-cost houses were built by the developer, DBKL would amend the agreement on the development of the area, to include the building of low-cost houses.

He therefore, urged residents affected by the Sentul Raya development project to remain calm, and not retort to any action that contravenes the law, including staging street protests.

The 1994 agreement made by Sentul Raya Sdn Bhd with Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) for the development of the Kampung Railway and Sentul Raya areas, now taken over by (YTL Land & Development Bhd), is a project comprising an area of 118.77ha. -- Bernama
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