Discussions are ongoing about a new location for Kampung Jawa traders: Exco

MALACCA: The Malacca government is in talks with several parties to secure a new business location for merchants from Kampung Jawa who have been ordered to vacate their respective shops on May 31.

Datuk Zaidi Attan, chairman of the Housing, Local Government and Environment Committee, said this includes talks with UDA Holdings Berhad to find a suitable site in Kampung Morten for the traders’ relocation.

“We have negotiated with the developer (landowner) but they have yet to decide whether or not to agree to the creation of a new business park for the stakeholders.

“At the same time, we are looking at every state-owned land around Kampung Jawa that we can develop to relocate the traders, but we know the area is expensive,” he told reporters after describing the Malacca government’s post-war relief efforts Flood had set mission to Johor here today.

Further elaborating, Zaidi said in the previous talks, the state government offered the dealers to do business with Dataran Pahlawan but was turned down on the grounds that Kampung Jawa is one of the B40 group’s go-to places to get essentials at reasonable prices to get.

Media previously reported that Kampung Jawa, a popular shopping destination for locals and tourists for more than 100 years, will close on May 31 to make room for new projects to develop.

Meanwhile, Zaidi said a total of 203 volunteers from nine agencies and local authorities are involved in the post-flood relief mission in Johor.

The mission will focus on helping residents of Yong Peng, particularly in Kampung Parit Awang, with clean-up efforts and distributing nearly RM100,000 worth of supplies to 100 flood-affected families, he said. -Bernama

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Tom Vazquez

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