“Paying the premium to convert the land status from agricultural to industrial is the first step towards legalising the industrial park in USJ1, Subang Jaya,” said Selangor New Village Development and Illegal Factory Task Force Committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah.
Ean Yong and Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh were speaking after a meeting a group of industrial lot owners pertaining to the conversion.
“There are 17 master titles for this industrial park and each master title covers 24 lots, hence the 408 owners,” he said.
“Almost all the owners have paid up, except for 15 who have not been cooperative and five who could not be contacted.”
“The matter was referred to Ean Yong’s office. The state government subsequently approved the extension appeal and discount offer.
“The landowners have an additional three months from May 25 to settle the payment,” she said.
“The premium for each master title costs RM1.1mil before the 50% discount offer.
“Landowners will have to pay about RM25,000 per lot after the discount,” he said.
“The entire industrial park measures 21.85ha while each subplot is about 4,000 sq ft.”
After the procedures are completed and once the industrial park is legalised, Ean Yong said it would be easier for the landowners and tenants to have their licences and relevant documents approved, their products and services recognised.
“The Selangor government has recorded an increase of RM29mil in land conversion premium within a year,” he said.
“Some RM64mil was collected between 2008 and May 2009, while RM93mil was collected between May last year and May this year.”
Phoo urged the remaining landowners to settle the premium before Aug 24 and to cooperate to prevent the matter from dragging on.
The landowners can contact association vice-chairman KG Tan Kee Soo at 012-331 0342 / 03-5635 5022.