HOPE FOR PROJECT: Development had been abandoned for more than 10 years
Kemayan City, located in Skudai along Jalan SKudai, It has been abandoned since 1997 during the financial crisis.
WCT had bought over last year and plan to revive it in a theme similar to its successful flagship Paradigm Mall in Kelana Jaya.
JOHOR BARU: RESIDENTS staying near abandoned projects are applauding the recent move by the state government to revive the Kemayan City project, here.
Mahat Abdullah, one of the residents staying nearby, rejoiced when he learned about the plan to revive the project which had been abandoned for more than 10 years.
“I am glad that the state government is offering incentives to developers in a bid to encourage a revival of the project.
“It’s a waste to leave such a big building idle. Lately, I saw some activities like people cleaning up the building and I also saw security guards patrolling the area,” said Mahat.
Earlier, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Khaled Nordin had announced that developers who were keen to revive any of the city’s six white elephants that have been abandoned for more 10 years would enjoy special incentives.
The six projects are Wisma Matex, Burmasi, Lot 1, Pacific Mall, Kemayan City and Menara Landmark.
Stevan Izam has echoed Mahat’s sentiment that giving special incentives to developers was a good move.
“Abandoned projects are bad for the economy. They are also a major eyesore and encourage criminal activities as well,” he said.
“It is indeed a relief that the state government is doing something about them.
-NST 1 Aug 2013-