SHAH ALAM, 18 Dec: To meet the demand of Affordable Homes (RMM), the State Government is giving developers the opportunity to submit applications to build the homes to replace the Low Cost Housing that they need to build.
However, Housing Exci, Iskandar Abdul Samad stressed that the developer’s approval will be subject to conditions that must be met and approved by the executive council.
“The application will be approved if there is less demand for Low Cost Housing in an area.
“Applications can also be approved if there is still a lot of Low Cost Housing which has yet to be sold in a certain area,” Iskandar explained in a media statement.
The executive council will take into account technical reports from the Selangor Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP), the Local Authorities (PBT) and the Selangor Board of Housing and Property (LPHS) for the applications.
Based on the technical commentaries, the Selangor Land and Mines (PTGS) Director will present the proposal to the executive council to decide whether or not to reject or approve the application.
“Because it involves many parties, it is difficult for developers to try to influence all the parties involved.
“Even if the developer can influence the LPHS, it still requires the approval of the executive council which is made collectively and not based on the Housing Exco’s decision alone,” he stressed.
Selangor RMM will be sold at around RM85,000 to RM120,000 with areas from 850 to 1,000 square feet in addition to having a ‘green building’ design concept.
Developers also need to consider providing basic facilities and adequate pubic facilities for the elderly and for people with different abilities (OKU), to impose cheap maintenance cost and a profit which does not exceed ten percent.