By Farah Wahida:

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will do its part to address maintenance problems faced by residents at People’s Housing Projects (PPR), including those that will be redeveloped soon, according to Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib.

Along this line, Ahmad Phesal urged residents of PPR flats to submit their complaints directly to the city hall, noting that problems are bound to happen considering that several PPR flats have been around for over 30 years.

In particular, “leaky water tanks and pipes are regarded as serious and should be resolved immediately. For PPR flats that will be redeveloped, we will look into the severity of the problem and act accordingly,” said Ahmad Phesal, in response to the water leakage incident at Block 35 Sri Johor PPR flats in Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras.

Earlier, Ahmad Phesal unveiled a tree-planting programme at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur, which is a joint effort between the city hall and Pulapol.

“DBKL is committed to ensuring that efforts are taken to green the city under the Government’s National Key Economic area (NKEA) and Greater KL.”

“Trees play a huge role in maintaining a balance in the eco-system, especially in the urban and developed areas. It not only reduces the effect of global warming but absorbs carbon monoxide produced by vehicles and factories in Kuala Lumpur,” he noted.

The mayor also underscored the importance of planting trees in Kuala Lumpur in an effort to nurture a greener and healthier environment.

“We are currently working closely with the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM). We have identified 19 recreational parks to store saplings, as part of our efforts to preserve what’s considered as our national treasure,” he added.

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

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