SHAH ALAM, 7 Mar: The State Government in a statement today insisted that it has never stopped the key handing process for 2,500 low-cost houses at Taman Alam Perdana as accused by the Managing Director of the National Housing Company Berhad (SPNB – Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad), Datuk Dr Kamarul Rashdan Salleh.
On the other hand, Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim insisted that the State Government is committed in completing the abandoned low-cost housing project at Taman Alam Perdana despite facing some technical problems.
The restoration of the abandoned project in Alam Perdana involves 3,819 housing units consisting of 2,500 units of low-cost houses undergoing restoration by SPNB and 1,319 units of terrace houses undergoing restoration by the State Government.
However, the application for the Certificate of Fitness for Occupation for the terrace houses were delayed according to the State Government planning due to SPNB’s failure to solve technical issues such as the Selangor Water Supply Company (Syabas – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor) and Indah Water Konsortium (IWK).
“As a solution to the failure, the State Government shouldered the cost of the slope which collapsed at the water tank site and settled the payment for the Payment Guarantee of almost RM1 million to Syabas.
“It is with the determination of the State Government too, the project is finally completed and handed over to the buyers of the terrace houses together with the Temporary Certificate of Fitness (TCF) acquired on 26 April 2012 subject to support from IWK,” said Abdul Khalid.
He explained that the TCF approval includes the approval for the development in Alam Perdana which involves 2,500 low-cost units which have been handed over to owners at a ceremony on 28 April 2012.
“Before the ceremony was held, the State Government issued an invitation letter to SPNB to be held together with the Key Hand-over for the Low-Cost Housing, however SPNB did not cooperate,” he added.
Kamarul’s allegations is also seemingly not in line with his own statement in a media report, where the State Government plans to hand over house keys without CFO a day before the handing-over ceremony.
“The State Government regrets the attitude of the SPNB Managing Director who was irresponsible, so much so as to release a statement which was clearly not true,” said Abdul Khalid.
Subsequently, the State Government will call upon SPNB to provide further clarification at the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) meeting in the near future.