By Azian Aziz
SUBANG JAYA, May 22 — The road extension project from Bandar Kinrara (BK) 5B to Puchong Industrial Park would be able to reduce congestion on the Bukit Jalil Highway, says Ng Sze Han.
The Kinrara state assemblyman said the project worth RM2.23 million under the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MBSJ) would also be able to save residents’ time.
“For now, residents from Bandar Kinrara who want to go to Puchong Jaya have to make a large U-turn on the Bukit Jalil Highway and endure traffic congestion.
“When this project is completed in October, traffic congestion on the Bukit Jalil Highway can be reduced, saving time for residents from Puchong Jaya who send their children to SMK Seksyen 3 near BK5,” said Ng, who is also the state executive councillor for local government, at an open house event at Dewan MBSJ BK5 in Bandar Kinrara Puchong, here yesterday.
Approximately 1,500 residents from Bandar Kinrara attended the event were entertained with qasidah performances, taekwondo, silat, as well as lucky draw prizes and for the best dressed.
Meanwhile, Ng said haj pilgrims from the Kinrara state constituency are invited to apply for the Muassasah Haj Pilgrims Incentive programme, which can be applied for at the Kinrara Community Service Centre.
He said that the initiative shows that the state government cares for those from the low- and middle-income (B40 and M40) groups who will be performing the pilgrimage for the 1444 Hijrah Haj season.
“The application is already open and those who are eligible can come and apply at my office,” he said.
Through Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated), the Selangor administration has allocated RM1.65 million for the initiative.
A total of 3,000 prospective pilgrims in the state, especially those from the B40 and M40 groups are expected to benefit from the programme.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari on May 17 said that the eligible applicants would receive a cash assistance of RM500 and a syifa (healing) kit including medicines, disinfectant liquid, lotion, and lip balm.
Among the requirements include Malaysian citizens residing in Selangor or those who have registered for haj at any Lembaga Tabung Haji branch in Selangor.
To apply, applicants are required to submit a copy of the haj offer letter with a statement of haj payment as well as a copy of the flight schedule.
Applicants residing outside Selangor (based on identification card) but living in Selangor can still apply by providing supporting documents such as water, electricity, or assessment bills under the applicant’s name.
Application is open from May 19 until August 25.