Redevelopment Takes Into Account the Interests of Original Owners


SHAH ALAM: The State Government encourages efforts to redevelop old flats into affordable housing in effort to provide a more comfortable and harmonious environment for the people.

The Executive Councillor in charge of Housing, Building Management and Urban Settlement, Iskandar Abdul Samad said that there are proposals for five-storey flats like those in Taman Dagang to be demolished to give way for the redevelopment of 12-storey apartments with the status of Affordable Housing.

According to the proposal, the original owners will receive units in the new apartment with an area of up to 1,200 square feet for free. Meanwhile, the remainder units will be open to the public.

“With this proposal, more residents will be able to buy affordable homes,” he said at an event at the MPAJ Tower in Pandan Jaya when commenting on the proposal to build more affordable housing in the Cempaka constituency.

However, Iskandar is of the opinion that this proposal is better suited to be implemented by private developers. They may submit their proposals to the homeowners and have negotiations with them.

“At the moment, an agreement of 100 percent is required from the homeowners before redevelopment can be done.

“It is also subject to planning policies as set out in the Local Plan for a Local Authority,” explained Iskandar.

He also stressed that any project should be based on the construction of affordable housing.

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