Tuesday July 20, 2010

By TAN KARR WEI

The Star Online

AFTER four years of waiting, residents near Bukit Gasing in Petaling Jaya finally succeeded in getting a car park for joggers and jungle trekkers.

“There are many morning joggers and jungle trekkers using Bukit Gasing especially during weekends and parking is a big problem,” said Friends of Bukit Gasing (FOBG) member H.J. Lim.

Lim and several volunteers gathered recently at a 0.5ha site in Jalan Tanjung 5/4, Section 5, with Bukit Gasing assemblyman Edward Lee.

More than 20 Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) officers were also present with three bulldozers to help clear the area of undergrowth and shrubs.

Lim said they had identified 26 trees at the place that would not be cut.

Lee said he had discussed with the MBPJ and the District Office to convert the piece of land owned by the Public Works Department to be used as a car park.

“Parking has always been a problem at Bukit Gasing so we have been talking about the need to have proper parking facilities for quite some time. There is also a need for a toilet and shower facilities for park users,” he said.

Lee said the FOBG would identify someone to maintain the facilities by collecting a minimal fee from the public.

He added that work to clear the undergrowth and pave the surface were expected to be completed within two weeks and the toilet would be ready within two months.

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