5,000 council homes from DBKL at low rents

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has pledged to make Kuala Lumpur a city free of poverty, with a package of measures to improve the quality of life in the capital.

Among them is a plan for DBKL to build 5,000 council homes for rent with a minimum floor space of 750 square feet (about 70 square metres).

The measures were announced at a ceremony to mark Kuala Lumpur’s 50th anniversary as a city.

To ensure a healthy life for the public, DBKL would provide pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths and green areas, and upgrade hawker stalls at obsolete hawker centres, including clusters of licenced roadside stalls.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob marked Kuala Lumpur’s 50th anniversary as a city with a pledge to make the capital poverty-free.

“DBKL will also repair lifts at housing estates including 306 at 31 public housing projects. This will be implemented within two years,” he said.

To ensure the safety of city dwellers, the level of security in KL would be enhanced by further monitoring through CCTV cameras controlled by the city’s command and control centre.

He said the Kuala Lumpur Well-Being Package would also focus on improving faster delivery of online services.

Licences for business premises would be approved within 24 hours, and construction permits for small-scale development within three days.

Ismail said the government and DBKL were working to make Malaysia carbon-neutral as early as 2050.

“To achieve this goal, Kuala Lumpur needs to move forward in line with other major cities to achieve global goals in addressing climate change issues,” he said.

Originally on FreeMalaysiaToday.com

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