THE developer of a housing project in Bukit OUG, which has come under fire from nearby residents has denied withholding information or disregarding safety measures. Trinity Group managing director Dato’ Neoh Soo Keat said the claims by residents of Bukit OUG Condominium were unfounded.
"There is no danger to the environment or to the surrounding area due to our development of Z Residence project," he said. Trinity is putting up four 27-storey condominium blocks near Bukit OUG Condominium, comprising more than 1,000 units. Residents are worried that a levelling of a hill near their boundary would cause instability to the surrounding area and possible rockfall. At a meeting last Friday, residents demanded to see independent consultant Kumpulan Ikram's report to ascertain if the developer was following all the necessary procedures. The meeting was adjourned after both parties agreed to meet City Hall, the approving body for the project. Neoh clarified that the report was commissioned by City Hall and it was not right for Trinity to give it to a third party.
"City Hall has agreed to meet the residents on July 27 and the other relevant authorities to explain the situation," he said. Until then, he assured residents that there would not be any work carried out on the hill. Trinity chief operations officer Koh Kin Kuang said the hill was at the border of Bukit OUG Condominium and Z Residence. During the development of Bukit OUG Condominium the developer, Sri Keladi Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of MBF only partly levelled the hill on its boundary to build a road and put concrete covering to prevent erosion. "Now we are trying to level the hill which is in our boundary," said Koh. When the project is completed the granite slope will be reduced to 9m and this will improve stability of the slope. On claims of traffic congestion, Neoh clarified that there would not be any congestion due to Z Residence. "Even after our project is completed the existing roads would be able to accommodate the increased traffic flow," he said. Neoh also announced that Trinity Group would build a 800m road from PPR Kampung Muhibbah to Bukit Jalil Highway. Now motorists wanting to exit to the Bukit Jalil Highway have to pass through PPR Kg Muhibbah flats and through the former Bukit Jalil Estate. "It will cost us about RM3mil to provide the missing link. This is about a kilometre away from our project. But we are doing this so that residents in the area can also benefit," he said. Neoh also said the project was within the permitted distance from Sungai Kuyoh.