Wednesday August 8, 2012
Crematorium to be built in Teluk Intan on 4ha land at Jalan Changkat Jong
By FONG KEE SOON
PLANS for the first crematorium and columbarium in Teluk Intan have been set in motion with the state government’s approval for it to be built on a 4ha land on Jalan Changkat Jong.
Once construction works are completed, bereaved family members and relatives no longer need to travel to Tapah and Kampar where the nearest of such facilities are located.
Hilir Perak Crematorium Association president Tan Hong Aik said state executive councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon had presented the approval letter for the project to the association during a dinner in Teluk Intan last week.
The project, aimed at providing affordable crematory and funeral services to the public, would cost an estimated RM8mil and would take about two years to complete, added Tan.
“It will also include a parking lot for vehicles, a temple and multipurpose halls.
“The site is presently part of an oil palm estate,” he said.
The association, which is made up of 21 Chinese associations from all over the Hilir Perak district, owns the project.
Tan said the setting up of the crematorium and columbarium was made possible with help from the state government.
“The state had helped mediate the purchase of the land from a major oil palm company.
“The land is expected to cost about RM800,000 pending final valuation by the owner,” he said.
Tan said the state had given RM30,000 to the association for the project while the Implementation Coordination Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department had given another RM300,000.