Selangor Wants To Build Cheaper, Better Quality Affordable Homes


PETALING JAYA, 14 Mar: The Selangor State Government will be organising a seminar to ensure that the affordable housing (RMM) in Selangor is not only of good quality but that it can be sold at a cheaper price and completed in a short amount of time.

To accomplish this vision, the State Government has taken the initiative to organise a seminar that will feature housing industry experts from within the country and from overseas at the Grand Dorsett Hotel in Subang Jaya.

This is an initiative to produce more RMM for the people after the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government launched the 6th RMM project in Sutera Damansara.

According to the Housing, Building Management and Squatters Exco, Iskandar A. Samad, the foreign experts were selected based on their success in their respective countries in building housing at low prices, high quality and which can be completed in a short span of time.

“It is in line with our efforts to explore these new technologies, on this 21 March there will be a seminar which will be attended by experts on housing from within and outside of the country, especially from the United Kingdom and Japan,” said Iskandar.


He said this at the Sutera Damansara Affordable Housing Project Groundbreaking Ceremony here which was also attended by the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

In addition to developers and contractors, the seminal will also be attended by university lecturers to ensure that discussions will be carried out more comprehensively.

Meanwhile, Abdul Khalid at the same event also said that the State Government’s low-cost housing policy during the Umno-BN era failed to provide a comfortable placement for the people of Selangor.

Among the problems frequently faced by residents of low-cost housing include structural damage and an unhealthy environment.

“In PJ, more than 100,000 unit (low-cost housing) have been built, after 10 years the living standards and the residential community in low-cost apartments are in unsatisfactory conditions.

“Now, after more than 15 years, in addition to adverse conditions, the prices of those houses are lower than what they bought to a point that some places cost less than RM20,000,” said Abdul Khalid.

It is also understood by TV Selangor that the State Government had to spend almost RM70 million to cover the reparation costs of these low-cost apartments.

The 6th RMM project is a joint venture between the State Government’s subsidiary company Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad (PNSB), Semponia Sdn Bhd and Country Wheel Sdn Bhd.

It is developed by OSK Property Holding Berhad which acts as the project manager.

The project will provide 236 affordable housing units and will be sold at RM89,000 per unit.

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