PORT KLANG, 22 Apr: The successful completion of the Bukit Botak housing project can be seen when the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Government managed to build more than 1,400 housing units for original settlers of the area after the project was abandoned for over 15 years.
Thus, former Selangor Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the delay in occupying the houses should not be made into a big issue.
“The question is only time, it is not a big problem.
“This Bukit Botak project was abandoned for more than 15 years and even if there is a wait of one month (to occupy), it is not a problem,” he told TVSelangor after visiting the night market here at Pulau Indah last night.
A total of 20 people who claimed that they were original settlers of Bukit Botak held a demonstration at the housing site today.
They claim that they were unable to occupy the house and some homes there have not been completed.
It was previously reported that the Selangor PR Government managed to successfully solve the abandoned project with the construction of 1,422 housing units worth RM99,000 by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS).
It is estimated that PKNS had spent a subsidy of RM79.6 million to develop Bukit Botak.
It was previously reported that in 1985, land in Bukit Botak was taken by the Umno-BN Government as was given to private developers to build private housing schemes.
In compensation, the settlers were promised homes.
However, until 2008, the developer had failed to carry out his promise which led to PR having to take over the project.