Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the Star online
Wednesday October 22, 2008

Mayang Jaya folk get futsal court

AFTER a three-year wait, SS26 Taman Mayang Jaya folk finally have a futsal court.

“Many who come to the park here are older folk. We hope the futsal court can help bridge the gap between them and the younger generation,” said Futsal Sports Club committee chairman James Teo.

Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, who officiated at the court’s launch, was glad she could fulfil the last promise she made to residents before the general election.

“Funds for the court were provided by the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

“The project was approved by the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ). Since the local councillors had not been elected at that time, the tender could not be carried out. Hence the delay,” she said.

In addressing the issue of the Taman Megah Mas tunnel and flash floods in Petaling Jaya, Chew said: “When approving high-rise buildings, we take into account the drainage system, traffic congestion and other problems that may arise.

“If the tunnel is closed, some residents will be happy while others won’t. Thus, to solve one problem, make sure you do not create another problem.”

Meanwhile, Teo urged residents to become members of the Futsal Sports Club to enjoy the court.

“It costs RM60 a year to be a member. Non-members have to pay RM120 a year to use the court. The funds will be used to maintain the court,” he said.

SS26 resident’s association chairman Liew Wei Beng said the association would approach MBPJ to install lights for the court.

For more information or to sign up for the Futsal Sports Club membership, email the committee at futsalsc.tmjra@gmail.com.

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