PAPAR: Entrepreneurs could now hope to carry out their activities along the Pan Borneo Highway here with the launch of the sales of the Benoni Commercial Centre (BCC) phase 2 project, here yesterday.
The phase 2 project consists of 64 units two-storey shoplots are available for sale now, said the developer WSG Group managing director Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen during the sales launch yesterday.
The phase 1 which had 65 units two-storey shoplots already sold out last year.
The phase 3 which consists of 56 units of three-storey shoplots will be launched in 2016, she added.
Benoni Residence consists of 208 units 13-storey residential apartments with floor area of 920 sq ft priced between RM250,000 to RM300,000 will be launched in July 2015, Susan said.
The others development in the area include 10-storey 3-star hotel, three-storey shopping mall, a college, a petrol station and a fast food drive-thru restaurant as well as a market place, she added.
The whole development is sited on a 45 acres land.
The launching ceremony was performed by Datin Seri Panglima Chen Si Mui, who is Susan mother.
“To officiate the launching of BCC by my mother is very meaningful because she was born and grew up in Papar which is also her hometown.
“And Papar is also my hometown and I still remember when we were children, we spend our school holiday in our grandmother’s kampong house to help her plant the paddy in the field.”
“We used pail to fetch water from the well, it was fun. We have many good memories in Papar,” recalled Susan.
She shares that the land used for the BCC development belonged to Kapitan Chen Chee On who was the biggest landowner in Papar during the Second World War.
“During the World War 2, my mother’s family was very poor and Kapitan Chen Chee On helped her a lot to survive during the very difficult time, so he was my mother savior.
“We thank and respect him very much for the good deed he done to my mother,” Susan said, adding that BCC project is very meaningful to her family.
BCC is situated strategically on a prime location at the intersection roundabout of Pan Borneo Highway, Papar Spur Road, Papar-Keningau Road and Papar-Beaufort Road, she explained.
This roundabout links many cities and towns to Kota Kinabalu, Papar, Beaufort, Keningau, Kimanis, Labuan, Brunei and Sarawak.
Furthermore, the project is also next to Papar Middle School which is convenient for school going children.
“Therefore this development is a golden investment opportunity for everyone as the value of the shop will be double when the Pan Borneo Highway is completed,” Susan called.
During the launching, the developer offered RM5,000 discount for buyers who book a unit of two- storey shoplots.
The event also attended by special guests State Assembly Deputy Speaker Datuk Johnny Mositun,
Infrastructure Development Assistant Minister Datuk Ghulam Khaidar Khan Bahadar, Papar District Officer Siriman Mohd Fazid Pasir, Papar Executive Officer Mohd Said Ombok and OCPD of Papar ASP Fausil.
The guests were entertained by the SRJC Yick Nam Inanam Lion Troupe, magic show and acrobatic performance from China.
Besides that, the WSG Group also contributed RM20,000 to Papar Middle School and RM10,000 to Thin Nam Tong Temple as part of their corporate social responsibility.-Sayangsabah