Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Government mulls building access road to Semenyih cemeteries

The Star, Wednesday March 6, 2013

The Selangor government is planning to build an access road from Kajang Silk Highway to the cemeteries in Semenyih.

Local government studies and research committee chairman Ron­nie Liu said this during a dialogue session at Bangi Golf Resort recently.

He said the access road was estimated to cost about RM20mil.

“We will work out the details with the Public Works Department and operators of the cemeteries.
“The state government hopes all parties involved will share the cost,” Liu said.

He also said a plot of land measuring 161.9ha in Semenyih would be turned into a cemetery. One quarter of the land is for Muslims while the rest is for non-Muslims.

The Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) would look into building a crematorium there as well.

“A dedicated access road is needed to prevent residents from getting stuck in traffic congestion,” Liu said.

Organised by Liu and MPKj, the dialogue was attended by more than 100 residents’ representatives who voiced out their grouses on various issues, such as illegal dumping and road safety.

Taman Maju Satu Residents Association chairman K. Anantha Kannan highlighted the issue of an abandoned community hall in his area.

He said the hall should be put to good use instead of being left to rot.

In response, MPKj president Datuk Hasan Nawawi Abdul Rahman said the council had to first ascertain the owner of the land.

Liu said the council could not take any action if the land belonged to a private owner.

Meanwhile, Hasan Nawawi said a new town hall would be built at Saujana Impian in Kajang to replace the one that had been handed over to Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp).

The old town hall, located next to the Kajang Stadium, would be demolished to make way for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line.

“The new hall is estimated to cost RM16mil. We will build it when we receive compensation from MRT Corp,” Hasan Nawawi said.

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