By Farah Wahida:

The residents of the four-storey Kerinchi Flats in Kampung Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur have finally previewed the revamped homes under the K-Baru Project by the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing aimed at providing better living conditions for the residents.

Around 1,500 residents came to the event graced by Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister.

To alleviate the poor conditions of the flats, the project will rebuild the 900sq ft flats and equip them with three rooms, two bathrooms, balcony as well as kitchen cabinet and a clothes dryer.

Nong Chik said that the redevelopment took years to push through but the product was overwhelming.

“We had to overcome many hurdles to get here but I am very happy to see this show unit…This project will be a model for redevelopment projects in the Federal Territory,” he noted.

“We expect the project to be completed in 2016 and we believe this will be a more comfortable and conducive living condition for the people. We will monitor the project together with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to ensure that everything goes smoothly.”

In response, Ahmad Rahman, Chairman of the Kampung Kerinchi Flats Residents Association, said the project would help improve the mindset and lifestyle of the residents.

“It is a standard-size unit and suitable for modern-day living in the city,” he added.

Farah Wahida, Editor of PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email

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