Upgrading of Brickfields to begin in June

KUALA LUMPUR: The project to upgrade Brickfields will begin after the 67 traders there have shifted to a temporary location at Lorong Chan Ah Tong end of this month, Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M Saravanan said on May 5.

He expected work to turn Brickfields into "Little India", involving the area from Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambathan, to begin in June and would complete in November.

"The traders need not have to worry because the temporary location will be provided with electricity and water supply," he told a media conference in Brickfields.

He said implementation of the project would involve, among others, construction of a 4-storey car park, a 3-storey Indian bazaar building, Indian craft shops and a Brickfields information centre.

"Although this project is specially for Indian traders, I also welcome the participation of other races to carry out their business here," he added.

Meanwhile, fruit trader K Anbarasan, 40, said he was prepared to move to the temporary location.

"This (upgrading) project is carried out for our good, to provide a more comfortable place for us to do our business," he added. -- Bernama
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