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Ministry Mulling ‘Blind City’ Recognition For Brickfields

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Federal Territories Ministry is considering a proposal to adopt Brickfields as a Blind City as the area is a popular focal point for the visually impaired people here.

Its Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the matter however needed to be discussed in detail at the ministry before being brought to the Cabinet.

“The request from the Malaysian Association For the Blind to make Brickfields as a Blind City will be given due consideration,” he told reporters after chairing a town hall meeting with local residents in the Bukit Bintang area, here Saturday.

During the session, a representative proposed that Brickfields should be recognised as a Blind City so that it would be well known all over the world like Chinatown.

The problem of damaged facilities for the blind as a result of development around Brickfields was also raised during the session, and Tengku Adnan said all facilities would be serviced again.

“We have been providing facilities and assisting those visually impaired such as massage centres for them to work,” he said.

Apart from that, some owners of shops in the Plaza Rakyat project at Jalan Pudu had enquired about the status of the project which was still abandoned even though there were promises to resume the project in December last year.

Tengku Adnan said the project was expected to restart this year, even though no fixed dates had been set.

“We will also discuss with the new developer on whether they will compensate the buyers or whether buyers would be able to obtain the units they bought when it is completed later,” he said. – BERNAMA

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