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Kaji tukar operasi bas ekspres Pantai Timur ke Puduraya

KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan akan mengkaji cadangan menukar lokasi bagi operasi perkhidmatan bas ekspres Pantai Timur ke Hentian Puduraya bagi menjadikan sistem pengangkutan awam negara lebih sistematik dan terkawal.

Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, berkata cadangan yang dikemukakan Uda Holdings Berhad (UHB) itu dilihat satu langkah positif bagi menyepadukan sistem pengangkutan awam negara.

“Hentian Puduraya sudah menjadi sistem pengangkutan bertaraf antarabangsa, malah saya berpendapat kemudahan dan prasarana yang ada di sini lebih baik berbanding beberapa negara lain.

“Pemindahan lokasi destinasi perjalanan Pantai Timur juga satu cadangan yang baik kerana UHB mengakui mampu menguruskannya dengan baik, tetapi kerajaan akan mengkaji lebih mendalam serta melihat keseluruhan aspek penting sebelum membuat keputusan,” katanya pada sidang media selepas mengadakan sesi lawatan ke Hentian Puduraya di sini.

Turut hadir, Pengarah Urusan UHB, Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan dan Ketua Operasi Negeri dan Pelaksanaan Terminal Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD), Mohd Fuad Ahmad.

Raja Nong Chik berkata, pengguna hentian berkenaan juga perlu bekerjasama untuk menjaga kemudahan disediakan kerana sikap tidak prihatin, boleh mencacatkan segala keindahan serta prasarana yang ada.

Sementara itu, Jaafar berkata, kerja penambahbaikan dan naik taraf Puduraya dijangka akan siap sepenuhnya dalam tempoh dua minggu hingga sebulan dan bakal memberi lebih keselesaan kepada pengguna.
“Selain itu, sistem jualan tiket secara dalam talian juga dijangka bakal beroperasi hujung bulan depan dan kita sudah melantik syarikat melaksanakan sistem ini secara berpusat membabitkan semua syarikat pengusaha bas, sekali gus memudahkan pengguna membeli tiket tanpa ke kaunter,” katanya.

Sumber: Berita Harian

Raja Nong Chik pleased with improvement made at Puduraya terminal

FEDERAL Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the newly-upgraded Puduraya Terminal is much better than the one in New York.

Nong Chik, who visited New York recently, had the opportunity to use the city’s transport terminal and finds the Puduraya Terminal superior.

“The people have to love the facilities here and change their attitude about Puduraya. Do not treat the Puduraya of today as you did the Puduraya of yesterday,’’ he said.

Nong Chik, who made his first working visit to the terminal on Thursday after it was opened to the public on April 16, said he was pleased with the progress of the terminal.

Keeping tabs - Nong Chik with Jaafar (left) checking the CCTV room at the Puduraya terminal

Keeping tabs - Nong Chik with Jaafar (left) checking the CCTV room at the Puduraya terminal

The minister commended UDA Holdings Berhad for the improvements, especially in terms of passengers’ convenience and comfort.

“I was also told the terminal’s surau, which can accommodate 600 people now, has been given the go ahead from Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) to conduct Friday prayers soon,’’ he said.

UDA Holdings managing director Datuk Jaafar Abu Hassan said the management was working together with the traders at the terminal to iron out problems relating to high rental and matters like lack of business at the food court on the 4th floor.

“We are talking to them and will look into their grouses,’’ he said.

Puduraya terminal was opened in 1976 by the late Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn.

It underwent a massive upgrade following a directive from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who visited the terminal during one of his walkabouts last year.

It caters to all inter-city buses and north-bound express buses.

Source: The Star

Kampung Pindah Residents Told To Move To PPR Air Panas – Dato’ Raja Nong Chik

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 (Bernama) — Thirty families occupying 10 houses in Kampung Pindah, here, who are affected by the ground cave-ins following heavy rain Thursday, have been told to move temporarily to the Air Panas people’s housing project (PPR) in Setapak.

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said Kuala Lumpur City Hall would assist in the evacuation process.

“These PPR houses is almost complete,” he told reporters after visiting the families at Jalan Hamzah Community Hall in Kampung Baru, here Friday.

Raja Nong Chik also asked the Public Works Institute of Malaysia to carry out soil inspection and other tests at the affected areas.

He had also given the Drainage and Irrigation Department two weeks to restore its drainage system.

The Federal Territory Foundation, Umno and Barisan Nasional would provide assistance to the families, he added.

A resident, Abdul Ghani Mohd Nor, 47, said it was the second time that their area was affected by the cave-in after the first one on Feb 24.

“This one is the worst,” he said.

Source: BERNAMA

Community centre gets cash aid

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry presented RM2,000 to a group of disabled participants of a food packing programme at Lembah Pantai community centre here, recently.
The donation was handed over to a representative of the centre by Datin Nafesah Raja Nong Chik, wife of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.

She also presented a personal donation of RM1,680 to the centre.

“My heart goes out to them and it is time for us to give back to these people,” she said.

The rehabilitation in the community centre was established as a one-stop centre to register, provide reference and information as well as early intervention for the disabled.

The centre started its operation in January and has 15 disabled participants being trained in food packaging.

Among the items they learn to pack are tapioca chips, banana chips, sweets and pickled fruits. These items are packed in 20kg quantities and are sold wholesale to factories.

Each day they are able to pack five kilogrammes of the snacks for sale in the market.

This programme exposes the disabled to the working environmentand helps the rehabilitation centre generate an extra i ncome for the the operations of the centre.

Source: NST

Raja Nong Chik Confident Poverty Eradication Target Achievable

MIRI, April 5 (Bernama) — Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin is confident that the poverty eradication target for urban areas can be achieved this year.

He said a total of RM19,894,800 had been allocated under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) to achieve the target through various programmes under his ministry.

He said these included the Housing Aid Programme with an allocation of RM7.4 million, Housing Rent Aid programme (RM4.165 million) and Capacity Building programme (RM3 million).

“They also include the Income Generation programme amounting to RM4.665 million, and the Mind Development programme amounting to RM600,000,” he told reporters after presenting the Urban Wellbeing Aid to 154 residents, here Tuesday.

At the aid presentation ceremony, 50 students received schooling aid of RM50 while 100 people received the Urban Wellbeing Aid of RM100 in the form of daily food and four others were given aid of RM5,000 each to repair their homes.

Source: BERNAMA

Hentian Puduraya Beroperasi 16 April Ini

PUTRAJAYA, 2 April (Bernama) — Hentian Puduraya akan memulakan operasinya pada 16 April ini dengan kemudahan yang disediakan hampir setanding dengan Terminal Bersepadu Selatan-Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS-BTS).

Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin berkata perkara itu dimaklumkan oleh pihak pemaju Uda Holdings Berhad yang akan memastikan semuanya siap mengikut jadual kali ini.

“Pada 16 April ini saya akan turun (ke Hentian Puduraya). Pada laporan yang saya terima persiapan berjalan dengan baik. Dalam dua minggu ini saya yakin kerja-kerja utama akan siap,” katanya kepada pemberita di sini Sabtu.

Hentian Puduraya sepatutnya dibuka semula pada 1 Mac lalu selepas kerja-kerja menaik taraf dimulakan pada Jun 2009, namun ditangguhkan sehingga 16 April ini bagi membolehkan pemaju menyiapkan kerja yang terbengkalai.

Raja Nong Chik berkata kemudahan yang disediakan di Hentian Puduraya akan memberi keselesaan kepada pengguna selain lokasinya yang strategik dan berintegrasi dengan pengangkutan awam lain.

Beliau berkata meskipun kemudahan yang disediakan tidak 100 peratus seperti TBS-BTS, ia tetap akan memberi keselesaan kepada orang ramai.

Sumber: BERNAMA

RM800,000 bantu bayar sewa rumah keluarga miskin

SANDAKAN 28 Mac – Kerajaan menyalurkan sebanyak RM781,200 kepada pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) di negeri ini bagi program bantuan sewa rumah kepada 525 keluarga miskin pada tahun ini.

Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar, Senator Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin (gambar) berkata, ia kesinambungan daripada bantuan tahun lalu sebanyak RM581,808 yang diberikan kepada 391 keluarga kategori miskin dan miskin tegar di seluruh Sabah.

“Misalnya pada tahun ini, sebanyak RM242,544 disalurkan kepada Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan (MPS) yang melibatkan 163 keluarga berbanding RM220,224 kepada 148 keluarga tahun lalu,” katanya ketika berucap pada majlis penyerahan rumah di bawah Program Bantuan Perumahan Bandar di Kampung Batu Putih Batu 7 di sini hari ini.

Sebanyak sembilan rumah baru bernilai RM360,000 dan tujuh buah lagi yang dibaiki pulih bernilai RM84,000 telah diserahkan kuncinya oleh Nong Chik kepada pemiliknya selepas majlis tersebut.

Pada majlis itu juga, Nong Chik turut menyampaikan cek bantuan sewa rumah kepada 147 Ketua Isi Rumah (KIR) di empat Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) iaitu Karamunting, Elopura, Tanjung Papat dan Sekong yang masing-masing menerima RM1,488 bagi tempoh setahun.

Mengenai program Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020-Bandar, beliau berkata, kementeriannya telah mendaftarkan seramai 1,384 KIR Sabah termasuk 301 KIR di Sandakan.

“KIR menerima dividen pertama mereka pada 1 September tahun lalu dan pihaknya akan terus membuat pendaftaran sebagai salah satu usaha untuk menyumbang kepada peningkatan pendapatan isi rumah,’ katanya.

Sumber: Utusan Malaysia