Najib brings good news to Teluk Intan

18 Apr 2018 / 18:40 H.

TELUK INTAN: Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak announced some good news for the people of Teluk Intan, specifically the setting up of an urban transformation centre (UTC) and the construction of 500 units under the People's Housing Project (PPR).
He said the UTC was a popular initiative of the government and that these facilities had recorded almost 70 million visitors thus far.
"There is a bright future for UTCs, unlike the (proposed) Penang tunnel where there is no light yet at the end of it," he said in jest.
Najib said the PPR houses in Teluk Intan would be developed in two phases, with 250 units in each phase.
"I leave it to the state government and the (incoming) MP to find a suitable location," he said at the ground-breaking for the 1Malaysia People's Housing (PR1MA) project here.
Najib also said that the government would provide an allocation to install floodlights at the mini stadium of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Kandi in Selabak here, adding that he would ensure implementation of the project, unlike the opposition which made empty promises.
He noted that the people in Penang had been cheated because there was more hillslope development now than during the period of the Barisan Nasional (BN) state government, under Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon as the chief minister.
He said Koh had maintained the environment well. He also said that the current Penang government had promised not to raise water tariffs but had done so four times.
"In Selangor, the political leaders get the votes, the people get pails," he said, referring to the water supply problem in Selangor.
"That's the opposition government for you. Do not be cheated. You cannot depend on those people," he said.
Najib urged the people of Teluk Intan to continue supporting the BN, saying much more development could be implemented in the constituency.
He said the people must elect a representative through whom they could derive benefits.
Meanwhile, Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, who is likely to defend his Teluk Intan seat in the coming general election, said that in three years from now the successful applicants from the low-income B40 group in the constituency would receive the keys to 150 units of PPR houses.
The good news was that the caretaker Prime Minister announced the construction of 500 more PPR houses in two phases of 250 each, and an urban transformation centre (UTC), he said.
Mah said the UTC was a BN government initiative to enable the people to attend to various services under one roof.
"We will find a suitable location for the UTC," he added. — Bernama

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