FT minister: More affordable housing units to be made available to public

Tengku Adnan said about 70 per cent or 55,609 Rumawip units had been achieved from the total target of 80,000 units by 2020. — Bernama pic
Tengku Adnan said about 70 per cent or 55,609 Rumawip units had been achieved from the total target of 80,000 units by 2020. — Bernama pic

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PUTRAJAYA, April 11 ― More Federal Territory Affordable Housing (Rumawip) units will be offered to the people this year and beyond.

Federal Territories (FT) Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said until March this year, four Rumawip projects had been launched and the Residensi Rimbunan project, launched today, was the fifth.

“The construction work has started and the project is expected to be completed in 2020,” he said at the launching and balloting for Rumawip Residensi Rimbunan Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, at the FT Ministry, here, today.

Tengku Adnan said about 70 per cent or 55,609 Rumawip units had been achieved from the total target of 80,000 units by 2020.

The indicators used in meeting the target took into consideration projects under the categories of ‘completed’, ‘under construction’ and ‘development order approval’, he said.

“The ministry and its agencies always strive to ensure that projects at the ‘development order approval’ stage can be expedited to the construction stage so that the units can be offered to the public soonest possible,” he added.

Through cooperation from the private sector, Rumawip projects enable residents in the Federal Territories to own a house at a price lower than the current market price.

Tengku Adnan said the ministry also planned to launch the council home scheme to enable young married couples to rent a unit up to five years while waiting to own one.

He said also to be launched later would be housing units for rent by single people working in the service industry, with the size measuring 650 sq ft, and located around public transport stations. ― Bernama

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