The Selangor government has identified 10 sites in the state for the land swap process to finance the cost of building the Shah Alam Sports Complex (KSSA) which is expected to begin construction this year.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the sites are in Hulu Selangor and Port Klang, adding the land swap process will be based on the progress of the project.

“InsyaAllah, we will not swap all at once but we will see by progress. If progress reaches certain numbers, we will surrender the land. We have already offered it (to the developer) and are finalising it,” he said after officiating at the opening ceremony of the Rural Smart Centre in Kampung Air Tawar here, today.

Asked about the project, Amirudin said it was slightly behind the original schedule but the construction was expected to begin this year.

“Hopefully before the state polls but then people will say it is a project for the election. I am not using the state election as a parameter but it is all based on the process. We don’t want the process to be breached or done in haste,” he said.

On July 15 last year, the Selangor government appointed Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB), to redevelop the Shah Alam Stadium and surrounding sports facilities, with a cost set at around RM787 million.

Earlier, he said the Rural Smart Centre which was established in Kampung Sungai Air Tawar and Kampung Endah, Kuala Langat was a pilot project for the development of rural residents, particularly school-going children.

He said extra classes could also be held at the internet centre, adding each project cost RM200,000 funded by the federal government but managed by the state government.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency