Wednesday, June 30, 2010

EPF Opens Branch In Puchong On Monday 5 July 2010

KWSP Buka Cawangan Ke-63 Di Puchong
Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) akan membuka cawangan ke 63 di Puchong bagi memperluaskan perkhidmatannya untuk ahli dan majikan di Lembah Kelang mulai 5 Julai 2010.“Pembukaan cawangan baru di Puchong selaras dengan matlamat KWSP untuk lebih mendekati pelanggan dan memudahkan ahli serta majikan terutamanya yang tinggal di Puchong dan kawasan sekitarnya berurusan dengan KWSP,” kata Encik Nik Affendi Jaafar, Pengurus Besar Perhubungan Awam KWSP.Antara perkhidmatan yang disediakan KWSP Puchong termasuk pendaftaran ahli dan majikan baru, menerima permohonan pengeluaran, menyedia dan menerima borang KWSP daripada pekerja dan majikan, membekalkan penyata kira-kira ahli, mengendalikan pertanyaan dan aduan serta memberikan khidmat nasihat mengenai perkhidmatan KWSP. Waktu operasi bermula dari jam 8.15 pagi hingga 4.45 petang, dari Isnin hingga Jumaat.
Cawangan baru ini terletak di No.19, Jalan Bandar Lapan Belas, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Selangor. (Near Tesco puchong)
KWSP Puchong boleh dihubungi melalui talian 03-8075 4747 atau faks 03-8076 9649. Untuk maklumat lanjut berhubung cawangan berkenaan, ahli boleh menghubungi Pusat Panggilan KWSP di 03-8922 6000 atau layari laman Pejabat KWSP.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New SKVE cuts travel time by 30 minutes

PETALING JAYA: The South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) leading to Saujana Putra will officially be opened to motorists from tomorrow and will be toll-free for a month.
Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said the opening of tomorrow’s section would help reduce traffic congestion along the Damansara–Puchong Highway (LDP) heading towards Putrajaya.
“It is expected to cut peak hour travel time from the B15/LDP interchange to Bandar Saujana Putra or the Putra Heights area from 40 minutes to 10 minutes,” Shaziman said in his speech read by ministry secretary-general Datuk Thomas George who opened the second section, known as Section 1B yesterday.
The 51.7km dual-carriageway is divided into four sections and is expected to be completed by 2012.
The first 7.95km stretch that starts at the Uniten interchange in Bangi is toll free, and had been open for several years.
The Section 1B stretch which opens tomorrow is 12.04km long, and ends near the SKVE Saujana Putra interchange. It is a stone’s throw away from the Elite Highway that leads to Nilai, KLIA, USJ, Putrajaya and Shah Alam to name a few.
The third stretch heads towards Teluk Panglima Garang. It is 12.96km long and would be completed next year.
SKVE’s last stretch is 18.81km long and connects to Pulau Carey before ending near the Pulau Indah interchange, serving as a link between Putrajaya and Westport.
SKVE Holdings Sdn Bhd director Mohamad Nuhairi Datuk Paduka Rahmat said motorists would save travel time and cost on the expressway, with its nine strategic interchanges. It connects to areas such as Putrajaya, KLIA, the Sepang F1 Circuit, North South Expressway (NSE), Westport, the Kajang Silk Highway and the proposed West Coast Expressway, which links Banting and Taiping.
Malaysian Highway Authority director-general Datuk Ismail Md Salleh said the Government had yet to decide on the toll rate for the 12.04km stretch. Sources said the cost would be similar to the NSE, and estimated it to be around RM1.80 or less than RM2.
Shaziman also reminded all highway concessionaires that services rendered must be of quality and on par with toll charges, adding that LLM was in its final stages of studying the Multi-Lane Free Flow non-stop toll payment system.

source: TheStar June 30, 2010
foto by eppics

Friday, June 25, 2010

SKVE to provide greater impetus to Klang Valley's development

KUALA LUMPUR: The South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), which is expected to be fully completed in 2012, will complement the integration of Klang Valley’s highway network.It will serve as a major expressway from the North South Expressway to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Telok Panglima Garang, Pulau Carey and to Westport in Pulau Indah. The SKVE's Phase 1B construction has been completed and is due for an official opening by Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor at the Saujana Putra interchange this coming Tuesday.The 52km SKVE Expressway, when fully completed, will provide a direct linkage from the south to the gateway of Port Klang and is set to boost new growth areas for residential and industrial sectors within the Southern areas of Klang Valley, said SKVE Holdings Sdn Bhd's Chief Executive Officer Teoh Ah Guan. Traffic between Klang and Kajang will be focused to shorter route, hence, reducing traffic congestion."Eventually, the link up between the administrative city of Putrajaya, KL International Airport (KLIA) and Westport would lead the area to become the nation's golden triangle," he said."The opening of the completed sections signifies the concessionaire and government’s effort in providing a smooth and efficient expressway to the public in easing traffic congestion in the city," he said, adding that the new road will boost the economic and social impact of the surrounding towns and areas.The expressway for now will serve commuters from the start point at the UNITEN Interchange near Universiti Tenaga Nasional in Bangi to the end of the Phase 1B at the Saujana Putra Interchange while its construction will move to the next level."In conjunction with the opening of the expressway (partly), a toll-free period for all motorists traveling on the SKVE for a period of one month will be effective," he told Bernama in an interview today.The full expressway starts at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) in Bangi and ends at the proposed Pulau Indah Ring Road which links to the Westport in Klang.Those who would benefit from the SKVE Expressway are public commuters, business people and traders traveling between Klang, Westport and Shah Alam and Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.Come 2012, the SKVE will indirectly give life and further boost to Pulau Indah, an island off the west coast of Selangor which was formerly known as Pulau Lumut. Located just off the coast of Selangor, Pulau Indah is home to Westport, the biggest super port in the region. Pulau Indah is also regarded as one of thebest places to enjoy the rustic and laidback charms of kampung life, set amidst lush greenery with the Straits of Malacca in view.Realising the importance of having an expressway linking the booming towns in southern Klang Valley, including Putrajaya, the first phase of the project was awarded to the then Gadek-Perspec to construct Section 1A on a "Turnkey, Design and Build" basis. The highway was successfully built and completed in 2000.On August 29, 2006, SKVE Holdings was granted concession rights by the government to undertake the privatisation of the SKVE, with financial backing from Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd and the Islamic Development Bank. Teoh said thorough planning and consideration had been given to many aspects of the expressway, including environment protection such as keeping the scenic views and lakes along its stretch. "The expressway will undoubtedly provide new growth areas for the residential and industrial sectors within the vicinity. We managed to overcome all challenges in completing Section 1B of the expressway, including acquiring land from the Orang Asli and having to deal with the geographical conditions," he said.The SKVE, which crosses through Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Hubungan Tengah (ELITE) and the proposed Lebuhraya Persisiran Pantai Barat, is made up of four main phases, with the first two phases – Section 1A (8km) and Section 1B (12.6km) now already completed. The two remaining stretches – Section 2 (12.3 km) and Section 3 (18.9 km) are expected to be completed in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Six toll plazas will be built along the stretch. The expansion of the SKVE highway to the existing major highways, namely Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, KLInternational Airport, Sepang F1 Circuit, Carey Island, West Port, North Sourth Expressway, Silk Road, NSE Central Link would further stimulate commercial and residential developments in the southern corridor of the Klang Valley.With nine strategic interchanges along the highway, namely Uniten, Putra, Wetlands, SKVE, SKVE Saujana Putra, West Coast Highway (WCE), Tanjung Dua Belas,Teluk Panglima Garang and Pulau Indah, motorists can be assured of convenience and cost-effective connectivity.Motorists will also have the choice of using, for the first time in Klang Valley, recycled transit cards as part of its efforts to promote the conservation of environment, apart from ensuring a smooth and flawless drive onthe expressway.In conjunction with the launch of Section 1B of the Expressway, a limited edition of the Touch N Go Card worth RM20 will be sold to the public.Toll rates are yet to be decided but SKVE Holdings has assured motorists that the toll rates would be acceptable to the public.The expressway is also installed with safety features and advanced traffic monitoring systems including emergency telephone, CCTV and electronic messaging which are routed to the highway’s Control Centre.

source: Bernama 25 June 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Phases in Taman Putra Prima

Had you ever asked yourself how many phases in Putra Prima? Amount of houses in each phases? When the phases started? The total amount of houses in Taman Putra Prima is 2340 units not including 8A and 8B. Below is some information about this.

Phase 8B – 2010
248 units

Phase 8A – 2009
197 units double storey link houses (22' x 65')

Phase 9A & 9B - 2008
72 units 2/3 Storey Shop/Office (22' x 60')

Phase 4B – 2008
224 units double storey link houses (22' x 75')

Phase 3C – 2008
22 units double storey link houses (25'x80')

Phase 4A – 2006
220 units double storey link houses (22' x 75')

Phase 2D3 - 2005
32 units 2/3 Storey Shop/Office

Phase 4C - 2005
180 units double storey link houses (20' x 70')

Phase 4D – 2004
208 units double storey link houses (18 x 65)

Phase 2D2 - 2004
16 units 2/3 Storey Shop/Office

Phase 3A- 2003
126 units double storey link houses (20’ x 65’)

Phase 3B – 2003
309 units double storey link houses (20' X 70' & 20' X 80')

Phase 2B - 2002
221 units double storey link houses (20' X 70' & 20' X 80')

Phase 2D -2002
16 units Of 2/3 Storey Shop/Office

Phase 2E - 2001
311 units double storey link houses (22' x 65')

Phase 2A - 2000
322 units double storey link houses (20'x70')

Phase 1B - 1999
91 units double storey link houses (20'x70')

Phase 1A - 1999
106 units double storey link houses (20'x70')

Prasarana given approval to build LRT lines

Work on the LRT extension from the Kelana Jaya line to USJ 20 in Subang Jaya and the Ampang line from Sri Petaling to Taman Puchong Prima will start soon.
Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) has been given the approval for both lines from the Department of Railways.
There will be 13 stations for each of the two lines.
Prasarana group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed said they had their public hearing for three months beginning Sept 15 last year.
“The proposed lines were displayed at various locations of the local authorities,” Idrose told reporters at his office in Bangsar yesterday.
“We received a lot of feedback from the public and stakeholders while meetings were also held with residents on their objections raised.
“Both the federal and state governments ordered us to study the objections raised and how we can overcome the issues. We gave solutions and approval was granted,” he said.
On the remaining “unapproved” sections, Idrose said discussions were being held with the state and federal governments and hoped to obtain approval soon after all issues and residents’ concerns were sorted out.
For the Kelana Jaya line, the first phase of construction work covering 9.2km will be from the Kelana Jaya station to USJ near the Kesas highway.
For the Ampang line, the first phase is from the Sri Petaling station to Kinrara 3 covering 7.4km.
Work to relocate telecommunication cables, TNB underground cables and high voltage transmission lines, water mains, sewerage and gas pipes is expected to start in mid-July.
Idrose said work on both the lines would start simultaneously and was expected to be completed in three years.
He said the exact time frame would be clearer once approval for the remaining sections was obtained and tender called in September.
He added that there would be 800 to 1,500 parking bays depending on the location of the stations and the ridership.
Some stations are being integrated and some with just drop-off bays without the park-and-ride facility.

source: TheStar 25 June 2010

Construction works for Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT extension lines to begin year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasana) hopes to start the first phase of construction for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension for both the Kelana Jaya and the Ampang lines by this year-end, Prasana managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed said during a media briefing on Thursday, June 24.The construction is expected to be completed in three years.
A pre-bid briefing with 17 pre-qualified contractors was held on June 22, and they are required to submit the tender six weeks after the site visit on June 27.
"We will then take about two-and-a-half to three months to evaluate the tender submissions and work will commence after that," Idrose said.
However, he did not reveal the expected value of the construction works.
Among the pre-qualified contractors are Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd, Gamuda Bhd, UEM Builders Bhd and MRCB Bhd.
The Facilities Works comprises two main contracts - Package A and B -- which involve the construction of the infrastructure components such as the guideway, piers and stations, and the casting and delivery of segmental box girders for both lines.
Tenders for Package B and other nominated subcontract packages such as for the stations, escalators and lifts, supply of guideway parapets and multi-storey car parks for Park & Ride will be called at a later date.
Earlier this month, Prasarana obtained sectional approval for the Final Railway Scheme from the Department of Railways for the construction of the LRT extension, Idrose said.The approval for the Kelana Jaya line covers a distance of 12km, from Kelana Jaya Station to Station 10 (USJ Subang), while the approval for the Ampang line covers a distance of 15.2km from Sri Petaling Station to Station 11 (Taman Puchong Prima).The first phase of the construction works will initially cover a distance of 9.2km for the Kelana Jaya line from Kelana Jaya Station to Station 7 (USJ, Subang).Works for the Ampang line will cover a distance of 7.4km, stretching from Sri Petaling Station to Station 5 (Kinrara 3) .Idrose added that the construction process of the LRT extension is categorised as Advance Works, Facilities Works and System Works.The Advance Works involves the relocation of telecommunication cables, TNB low-voltage (underground) cables, TNB high-voltage transmission lines, water mains and sewerage pipes, as well as gas pipeline works.The letters of acceptance have been issued to four successful contractors for two lines, valued over RM90 million, for the low-voltage TNB cable and telecommunication relocation works package. The pre-bid briefing for another two packages - the relocation of gas pipelines, water and sewer services - was held on June 16.The System Works category comprises two packages, the Engineering, namely the Procurement and Construction (EPC) system works and signalling work for the Kelana Jaya line; and the Rolling Stock and EPC system works for the Ampang line. The tender for this category is expected to be launched in September.Meanwhile, Idrose said the new Kota Damansara-Cheras light rail transit (LRT) line, which was announced last September, might be revised to include Sungai Buloh and Kajang.He said Prasarana has finished the study and will propose the alignment to the Cabinet soon, but did not name any dates.

source: 24 June 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Passport Application Can Be Made At NRD Counters Soon

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) -- The National Registration Department will turned its counters into common use counters to enable the public to apply for passports from the Immigration Department.Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong said the pilot project would start soon at NRD counters in Puchong, Kepong and Gombak.He said this was part of efforts to improve the work process and procedure in government departments and agencies."This will also help prevent irregularities and overcome weaknesses," he said when addressing the Home Ministry's monthly assembly on Tuesday.On crime reduction effort, he said the ministry would reactivate the safe city campaign in hot spot areas and launch the police station league table soon.He said under the league table system, police stations would be adjudged based on their performance in solving and reducing crimes in their areas.

source: BERNAMA

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Puchong the crocodile

Still remember “Puchong” the largest crocodile ever caught in Malaysia? 60-year-old male crocodile weighing 1,250 kilogrammes and 5.58 metres long was caught at a river bank near Kampung Seri Aman, our neighboring kampung in March 1997. The crocodile, from the `Crocodilesus Porosus' species or better known as `Buaya Tembaga’. Now you can see this preserved crocodile in Zoology Museum at Zoo Melaka or replica of Puchong at Sultan Alam Shah Muzeum and National Museum.
Buaya Puchong tiba di Zoo Melaka
MELAKA, Selasa - Buaya jantan berusia lebih 60 tahun yang dapat ditangkap di sungai berhampiran Kampung Seri Aman, Puchong, Selangor pada kira-kira jam 1.10 pagi tadi, tiba di Zoo Melaka, Ayer Keroh dekat sini, pagi ini. Buaya `Puchong' itu tiba dengan sebuah lori untuk diukur serta ditimbang di kawasan Pejabat Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) di Bukit Katil dekat sini, pada kira-kira jam 8 pagi. Sebuah kren pula terpaksa digunakan untuk menurunkan buaya itu dari lori apabila tiba di Zoo Melaka. Pegawai Veterinar Zoo Melaka, Razeen Mazlan Abdullah, berkata sepasukan tujuh pegawai Zoo Melaka dihantar ke Kampung Seri Aman selepas dihubungi Jabatan Perlindungan dan Kehidupan Liar (Perhilitan) Selangor pada kira-kira jam 7.30 malam tadi. Katanya, apabila tiba di kawasan berkenaan pada kira-kira jam 12.30tengah malam, pasukan itu bersama-sama dengan pegawai Perhilitan berusaha untuk menangkap buaya terbabit. "Buaya jantan ini yang dipercayai berusia lebih 60 tahun, cuba melepaskan diri apabila ditangkap tetapi akhirnya terperangkap juga dengan leher terjerut pada kira-kira jam 1.10 pagi," katanya. Bagaimanapun, katanya, buaya itu yang terlalu berat hanya dapat ditarik keluar dari sungai pada kira-kira jam 4.30 pagi. Buaya jantan itu sepanjang 5.6 meter serta lebar 1.1 meter adalah seberat 1,250 kilogram. Razeen Mazlan berkata, ini adalah buaya terbesar yang pernah ditangkap oleh pegawai Zoo Melaka. Katanya, buaya itu yang terlalu tua tidak mempunyai gigi lagi dan amat sesuai disimpan di Zoo Melaka. "Pihak zoo akan berusaha memberi buaya ini makan ayam kerana mudah ditelan saja. Buaya ini dianggarkan memerlukan kira-kira 125 kilogram ayam," katanya. Serentak itu, beliau berharap buaya itu akan dapat menjadi tarikan bagi Zoo Melaka untuk menerima ramai pengunjung.
Source : Berita Harian 26-03-1997
Buaya Puchong tertua diawet
MELAKA: Buaya Puchong, buaya terbesar dan tertua pernah ditangkap Mac lalu, mati Selasa lalu kerana kesukaran mengunyah makanan selain usia yang sudah terlalu tua. Pengarah Zoo Melaka, Nawaeyai Yasak, berkata Puchong mati dalam sangkarnya pada 17 Jun lalu. Beliau berkata, sejak dua minggu lalu pekerja zoo mendapati Puchong tidak begitu aktif dan selera makannya juga berkurangan. Menurutnya, pekerja terpaksa membuka rahang Puchong yang tidak bergigi untuk memasukkan tiga atau lima ekor daging ayam supaya dia tidak kelaparan. "Hasil bedah siasat yang dilakukan oleh pegawai veterinar, Dr Razeem Mazlan, mendapati tiga butir peluru berada dalam badan Puchong," katanya ketika dihubungi semalam. Bagaimanapun, Nawaeyai berkata, peluru dan beberapa bahan lain yang ditemui di dalam badan Puchong bukanlah menjadi punca kematian buaya itu yang dianggarkan berusia kira-kira 60 tahun. Menurutnya, tekanan perasaan kerana ditangkap manusia, masa yang diambil untuk dibawa ke Zoo Melaka disebabkan saiz dan beratnya badan begitu berat, mungkin menyebabkan kematiannya. Nawaeyai berkata, bangkai Puchong akan diawet dan dipamerkan supaya orang ramai yang tidak berkesempatan melihat Puchong sewaktu hidup,melihatnya. Puchong, yang beratnya 1,250 kilogram dan mempunyai ukur lilit tiga meter daripada spesies buaya tembaga, ditangkap di Kampung Seri Aman,Kilometer 22, Jalan Puchong Selangor, Mac lalu. Buaya itu adalah antara tiga ekor buaya lain yang dipercayai menghuni di sebuah kawasan lombong tinggal di kampung berkenaan. Sementara itu, Timbalan Kurator Muzium Negara, Amran Abdullah, berkata pada awalnya mereka berhajat menyelamatkan Puchong, tetapi gagal. "Berikutan buaya itu sudah mati, kita berhasrat mengawetkannya supaya orang ramai dapat melihatnya," katanya ketika ditemui di Zoo Melaka semalam. Amran berada di Zoo Melaka bersama dua lagi kakitangan Muzium Negarasejak dua hari lalu atas permintaan Zoo Melaka untuk membantu kerja-kerja pengawetan Puchong. Menurutnya, proses pengawetan itu mungkin menghadapi masalah kerana kulit Puchong yang begitu keras serta saiz badannya yang besar memerlukan ramai kakitangan untuk mengendalikannya.
Source : Berita Harian 22-06-1997

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Putra Prima's blog followers

i wanna say thank you to Putra Prima's blog first three followers
1) Mahad13
2) Hsiang Ni Chan
3) Littlegreenboots

Thanks for following the blog! :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Puchong Utama bus hub to be operational by August

PUCHONG: Have couch will travel is the mark of the land, where kindly souls in Puchong have eased commuters' pain.
However comfortable, such a makeshift amenity does not make up for other deficiencies of this rundown bus stop in Puchong Utama.
The used canopy barely serves as a shelter against sun and rain while the bus stop itself is rather inconveniently located across a wide drain — which requires commuters to jump across whenever the bus arrives.
Problem is, such a leap becomes akin to dicing with danger during a thunderstorm as the drain fills up rapidly and the waste water hides its true width.
Just how long more need commuters put up with this travesty?
"There is a notice next to this bus stop put up since early this year stating it would be upgraded by May 17," said a nearby resident, who wanted to be known only as Mohamad.
"It is now already June and I have yet to see any upgrading."
"School children wait hours for a bus, which seems to run on its own schedule and is very undependable."
Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd group communications general manager Ebi Azly Abdullah said: "The Puchong Utama bus hub is one of Prasarana's upgrading projects."
It is learnt the project also involves construction of covered waiting areas, benches, five bus bays, a bus regulator kiosk with toilets, architectural works and street lightings.
"Prasarana is always aware of customers and public's needs and works to improve on amenities for their comfort," Ebi told The Malay Mail.
"Construction works commenced in February and is expected to be completed by August."
He said Prasarana's RapidKL bus service welcomes feedback from the public — which can be sent by caling the Helpline at 03-7885 2585 from 7am to 8.30pm on weekdays and from 8.30am to 5.30pm on weekends or via email to
Updates on RapidKL services can also be obtained via twitter@MYrapidKL.Kind.

source: June 8th, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

MB selangor visit LRT sites

SHAH ALAM: Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today visited four sites proposed for the project extension Transit Light Rail Train service from Subang Jaya to Puchong. Four of the proposed site is Kampung Sri Aman, Taman Mas, Kampung Sungai Baru and Putra Heights, all under the administration of Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ). Taman Mas a new site that was decided today after a working visit and talk for 20 minutes with the villagers representative of Sri Aman.
Kampung Sri Aman think that Taman Mas is more practical in areas of new housing and proximity to highways. The new site is intended for residents of Kampung Sri Aman wants the State Government to protect the village as one of the traditional Malay villages in Selangor is still there. Chief Minister assured that the agency involved will make a study on the proposed new site. "We will not give consent before suggest this discussion," he said when visiting a new site in Taman Mas. Shortly after the visit, Abdul Khalid instructed officials of Malaysia and the Department of Railway Infrastructure National Company Limited (SPNB) to study the suitability of the new site and presented at a meeting of the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) in the next two weeks. "We are confident that residents are not against development but they also want to protect their homes demolished. So we need to balance development and social infrastructure. "The State Government will do their best so that the development is beneficial to all parties," said Abdul Khalid. Also joining the visit, the State Exco, Yaakob Sapari, MP Puchong, Gobind Singh Deo, President MPSJ, Datuk Adnan Mohd Ikhsan and Director of the Town and Country Planning Selangor, Datuk Jaafar Atan.

source: 04 June 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Carrefour Puchong Utama

The signboard is up. View map here