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Unit to monitor construction of Section 25 flats proposed

SHAH ALAM: The Housing and Local Government Ministry should form a unit to monitor the construction of 160 units of flats in Section 25 here.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk T Murugiah said this was necessary as the flats, which should had been ready in 2005 was only 80% completed.

He said this followed complaints made by buyers of the five-storey Taman

Andorra flats to the Public Complaints Bureau (PCB).

Murugiah who visited the project site on May 21 said the contractor had assured that the 20% work would be completed in eight months.

Ooi Kam Yoke, 27, said although the flat she bought in 2002 was not completed, she had to pay bank loan of RM750 a month for two years as the base lending rate (BLR) was high then.

"After the BLR dropped, I paid RM550 monthly," she added.

Shee Watt Leng, 68, who bought the flat for RM105,000 with her late husband's insurance money, hopes that it would be completed.

"I am afraid that I won't live to see it," said Shee who lives with her two children.

Taman Andorra comprised two and three-bedroom flats costing RM88,000 to RM105,000 per unit. -- Bernama

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