MBI’s flats at Kinta Height and the neighbouring flats at Jalan Silang and Jalan Bijeh Timah were recently upgraded under the government’s National Blue Ocean Strategy My Beautiful Neighbourhood programme.
The scope of the upgrading work was major and covered infrastructure maintenance throughout the building. It also included road pavement and drainage repairs, rewiring of lights in the corridors, plumbing and painting the whole building. The total cost of the upgrade is RM4.4 million.
In his address Zambry described the goal of the government’s National Blue Ocean Strategy as its way to effect change or transformation. Zambry gave the example of the recently refurbished Super Kinta complex into the now Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) which houses 50 government departments and is now a popular 1-Stop Centre providing a convenient service for the rakyat.
Zambry also indicated that the low-cost flats at Ashby Road and other old units such as Waller Court will be given similar upgrades in time and will be done gradually.
During the event the residents made a pledge to look after and maintain their premises.