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

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Bandaraya KL Disasarkan Duduki 20 Tangga Teratas Dengan Pendapatan US $15,000 Menjelang 2020 – Dato’ Raja Nong Chik

MELAKA, 11 April (Bernama) — Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur disasarkan menduduki tangga 20 teratas dalam indeks boleh berdaya huni dengan pendapatan tinggi sebanyak US$15,000 menjelang 2020.

Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin berkata, pada masa ini, Kuala Lumpur menduduki tangga ke-79 daripada 130 bandaraya dalam indeks boleh berdaya huni mengikut Economist Intelligence Unit (EIA), sebuah badan penyelidikan Amerika Syarikat.

“Antara bidang yang akan diberi penekanan dalam usaha melonjakkan Kuala Lumpur di persada antarabangsa ini termasuk peningkatan kemudahan pengangkutan dan aspek kehijauan,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas menutup Seminar Penduduk 2011 anjuran Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).

Seminar tiga hari berakhir hari Isnin dihadiri oleh lebih 200 wakil penduduk seluruh Kuala Lumpur. Ia dirasmikan oleh Datuk Bandar DBKL Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail untuk mendapatkan maklumat yang lebih terperinci tentang Bajet DBKL dan juga penerangan mengenai “Greater KL” dan tempat-tempat ikonik.

Beliau berkata program transformasi Kuala Lumpur itu juga sebagai memenuhi program di bawah Bidang Keberhasilan Utama Negara (NKEA).

Raja Nong Chik berkata bidang pengangkutan mengambil masa untuk ditingkatkan kerana penambahbaikan infrasturuktur mengambil masa dan kesannya tidak akan dilihat dalam masa yang cepat.

Mengikut laporan DBKL, mod pengangkutan awam Kuala Lumpur mencakupi 12 peratus mengikut data 2009 berbanding kawasan metropolitan utama lain seperti Singapura, Hong Kong dan Tokyo, yang mempunyai mod pengangkutan awam lebih tinggi yang melebihi 50 peratus.

Mengulas lanjut, beliau berkata EIA juga mengambil kira elemen kebersihan dan kehijauan bagi penarafan bandaraya boleh berdaya huni.

Beliau berkata pendapatan tahunan sebanyak US$7,000 isi rumah penduduk Kuala Lumpur pada masa ini perlu dilonjakkan dua kali dalam mencapai sasaran US$15,000 dalam tempoh 10 tahun ini.

Sumber: 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

Raja Nong Chik hopes to put KL in top 50

KUALA LUMPUR is ranked 79 out of the 130 listed livable cities. The ranking has given Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Datuk Raja Zainal Abidin a new vision — to see it in the top 20 by the year 2020.

He said to achieve that status, there are several measures that need to be fulfilled and one of the main criteria is an effective infrastructure.

“The Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan are pride of the country. For a start, we hope to achieve Kuala Lumpur’s status as the preferred top 20 livable cities through the Greater KL/Klang Valley project under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP),’’ he said during a tea reception held in conjunction with the closing ceremony of the month-long FT celebrations in Precinct 3.

He said under the ETP, the Greater KL/Klang Valley will be transformed into a vibrant city and economic hub with quality infrastructure, green spaces and a comprehensive transportation linkage and WiFi availability.

He said as for Putrajaya, the focus was to transform it into a Green City.

“The distinguishing feature of Putrajaya is that 40% of the city area is designated for green open spaces with artificial wetland and 38km-long waterfront spanning 12% the total area of Putrajaya,’’ added Nong Chik.

He said the population of Putrajaya is 70,000 and with more vibrancy added, it would attract more people to the green city.

“Putrajaya is more than a government enclave. We are confident that with more green features, we will be able to attract not only more people to live here but also attract the business communities,’’ said Nong Chik.

Over 6,000 FT citizens attended the tea reception which was also graced by KL mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail and Putrajaya Corporation president Tan Sri Samsuddin Osman.

Nong Chik also presented a total of RM177,000 to 590 students from Kuala Lumpur who are pursuing courses in Egypt. Others who received monetary contribution include senior citizens, single mothers, disabled communities and Parent-Teacher Associations.

Source: The Star