SELAYANG, 23 Dec: Nearly 128 low-cost apartments and flats across Selangor will benefit from the Selangor Ceria refurbishment scheme for low-cost flats which will be implemented next year.
Housing, Building Management and Squatters Exco, Iskandar Abdul Samad said that all 128 apartments are under the third phase of the Ceria scheme and their application will have to be approved in advance.
There have been a significant increase in the number of applications from the previous phase, where 43 flats were refurbished in the second phase while 17 flats were renovated in the first phase.
He said, to date, RM12 million has been spent to refurbish flats in Selangor by using provisions from the special funds of the Ceria Scheme.
“I hope that once this project is completed, residents will be able to carefully look after the repaired facilities.
“This year alone we have exhausted nearly RM12 million of the special funds.
“If next year this money is used up, we will top it up and use it to brighten apartment areas.
“In the meantime, the Selangor Housing and Property Board (LPHS) has also increased resources to carry out this Ceria project.
He said this in a press conference while attending the Completion Certificate Presentation Ceremony for the First and Second Phase of Ceria
as well as the launch of the Neighbourhood Patrol Scheme at Pangsapuri Dahlia, Bandar Baru Selayang this morning.
At the event, a total of seven apartment areas in Bandar Baru Selayang were refurbished which involves pint works, roof repairs, gutter repairs and replacement of staircase railings.
The Ceria scheme is a cost-sharing scheme between occupants of low-cost flats and the State Government in efforts to enliven areas surrounding the flats.
The State Government will help fund 80 percent of the work cost and the rest will be shouldered by the residents.
This scheme also aims to cultivate a sense of belonging for all residents in taking care and maintaining common property in the long term.
In the meantime, Iskandar also reminded residents to settle maintenance fees at their apartments so that reparations can be carried out quickly.
“If residents fail to settle payments, we will not hesitate to prosecute them in court. However, we will give them the flexibility of paying it off in instalments.”
Currently there are 54 cases of outstanding payments where 34 have been resolved by obtaining undertakings from the occupants to pay in instalments.
Meanwhile, Iskandar said that there are 20 cases which are still pending.