Selayang Town Sports New Look

A birds eye view of the newly-upgraded Siantan Roundabout at Bandar Baru Selayang, which was handed over to the Selayang Municipal Council on Monday.

THE Selayang municipality’s central town area has been given a new breath of life, as it was handed back to the council on Monday afternoon following recently completed upgrades.

The upgrading works were carried out at the Siantan roundabout, as well as Persiaran 1 and Persiaran 3 in the Bandar Baru Selayang area.

The renovations were a public-private effort carried out by the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) and local developer F3 Capital Group.

In the handover ceremony at the top of Selayang 18, F3 Capital’s development overlooking the refurbished roundabout, chief executive officer Vignesh Naidu said the upgrades helped give a new “five-star” look to the town.

“That is in keeping with Selayang council’s aim of obtaining five stars in the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government’s ratings,” he joked.

MPS councillors, council president Suliman Abd Rahman (fourth from right), Vignesh (in red tie) smile for the camera with Zaidy (in coat) as he signs the commemorative plaque for the road handover.

Vignesh said it made no sense for the company to become solely a market setter, and that it was also necessary to pioneer and bring about positive socio-economic transformation in the neighbourhoods where the group operated.

The total cost of refurbishing the main roads was over RM6mil, with new LED street lamps being installed, as well as new traffic lights, resurfaced roads and the relaying of underground utilities.

Other upgrades to the roads included “softscaping” with trees and putting in place disabled- friendly road furniture.

State Infrastructure and Public Facilities Committee chairman and Taman Templer assemblyman Zaidy Abdul Talib, the guest of honour at the handover, recalled being a councillor when the Selayang 18 project was approved.

“I was on the council’s One-Stop Centre when we sat on this project, and I am pleased to see how both the development and the refurbishment of Bulatan Siantan and the other roads have turned out,” said Zaidy.

In addition, the road upgrades were timely, Zaidy added, because the Selayang Stadium had been tapped as a sporting venue for the upcoming South-East Asian Games.

“Traffic management will be an issue, and the road upgrades will help in easing traffic in the neighbourhood,” said Zaidy.

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