MBSP advises house owners on renovation approvals

26008420 f733 4da3 8368 148d94abd0cd DATUK Bandar (tengah) mempengerusikan Mesyuarat Penuh Majlis di Menara Bandaraya MBSP di sini pada pagi tadi.

THE Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) will organise a ‘Program Mesra Pelanggan’ (Meet the Customer Day) on June 30 (Sunday) at Taman Ara Jaya community hall in Ara Kuda, Tasek Gelugor.


MBSP mayor Datuk Azhar Arshad said the programme will focus on house owners in Ara Kuda, Tasek Gelugor, Kubang Menerong, Bertam dan nearby areas.


He mentioned that the programme will serve as a platform for these house owners to apply for approval from the city council if they want to conduct any renovation works on their houses.


“Those who just obtained the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) for new houses are also encouraged to apply.


“The city council urges all parties with residential homes to obtain approval for any renovation works they plan to carry out.


“Those who carry out renovation works without permission risk facing enforcement action from MBSP.


“This is important to ensure that all renovation works are carried out properly and legally to avoid any issues,” Azhar told reporters after the full council meeting at the MBSP headquarters building in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam today.


Azhar added that the approval for the renovation works will be granted on the same day if the applications meet all the criteria and conditions set by MBSP.


For further inquiries, the public can call the MBSP Building Department at 04-5497737 / 04-5497776.


On a separate matter, Azhar announced that ratepayers in Seberang Perai could stand a chance to win cash prizes totalling RM19,655 when they pay their second assessment tax for the year 2024 and arrears online, through appointed collection agencies or at kiosks.


“All premises owners on the mainland would be entitled to the lucky draw if they settle their payment from July 1 to Aug 31.


“The 10 cash prizes are RM5,555 (first place), RM4,000 (second place), RM3,000 (third place), RM2,000 (fourth place), RM1,000 (fifth place), RM700 (sixth place), RM500 (seventh place), RM400 (eighth place), RM300 (ninth place) and RM200 for the 10th place.


“From the 11th place until the 30th place, the price is RM100 each.


“Those who pay their assessment at the physical counter are automatically opted out of the draw.


“Thus, I would like to urge all premises’ owners to make payments and settle their arrears within the stipulated time to stand a chance of winning the lucky draw prizes,” he added.

Story and pix by Riadz Akmal