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Perak government to build new buildings for Waller Court Apartment rssidents
IPOH: Residents of the Waller Court Apartment in Jalan Datuk Onn Jaafar here will be able to enjoy a more comfortable living condition as the state government is planning to build new apartment blocks for them in the area.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said it was part of the state government's efforts to improve the living conditions of the city dwellers, especially those in the low-income group.
"The condition of the Waller Court Apartment building, which was built 1962, is now too old and unfit for occupation," he told reporters after chairing the state executive council weekly meeting here today.
He said the state government was also planning to demolish the existing Waller Court Apartment building, but will take into account all opinions of the residents prior the implementation.
The menteri besar said the project, to be developed by Ipoh City Council at a cost of RM30 million, would involve the construction of four blocks of between 17-storey and 19-storey apartments.
"Each unit of the apartment will have three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen area and two bathroom.
"We will also take into account the importance of having a sustainable living condition by providing a community hall and children's playground," he said.
Zambry said the new apartment would also be rented out at the same monthly rate of RM124 upon completion.
"Majority of the tenants at the new apartment will comprise the residents of the Waller Court Apartment and only extra units will be rented out to outsiders," he said.
The Waller Court Apartment comprise 17 blocks of four-storey apartment with a total of 519 units and eight shops. --BERNAMA