‘Water supply delay due to paperwork’

TRADERS operating at the new Lucky Garden Food Court in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, will soon be getting much-needed water supply as both Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Air Selangor are working together to speed up the handover process.

In a statement to StarMetro, Air Selangor said the handover process was usually done in stages, according to work progress.

However, in the case of the food court, Air Selangor said the handover process had not been completed as it had not received DBKL’s documents on the internal water piping system, which should include certification by consultant engineers.

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“The internal piping system falls under the responsibility of the consumer, which in this case is DBKL.

“DBKL is responsible for the appointment of a certified consultant engineer to design, supervise and verify the installation of the internal piping system.

“Air Selangor will then process the water supply application once all documents have been submitted.”

The statement added that DBKL needed to provide the completed documents to Air Selangor.

“We have also contacted the consultants from DBKL for them to expedite the submission,” said Air Selangor.

The company added that once it received the completed relevant application documents, installation of the water meter would be done in three working days.

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Meanwhile, DBKL Project Implementation and Building Maintenance Department director Norzaini Noordin said DBKL submitted the necessary documents to Air Selangor on Tuesday.

StarMetro had reported that the newly-built Lucky Garden Food Court had no piped water supply despite being open for two months.

Traders operating there complained of having to rely on storage tanks to wash their utensils, and having to pay for potable water from a water dispenser for cooking.

They added that business was down due to the fact that people were concerned about eating in a place that had no running water.

The newly-renovated food court was closed down two years ago for an upgrade following public complaints of poor hygiene conditions.

The food court has 18 trading lots, each measuring 3.05m by 3.66m, and 29 four-seater tables with benches.

The upgrade cost RM920,000 and included the construction of a surau.

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