KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — The Pangsapuri Dewan Badaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) at Kampung Sungai Udang in Segambut here will be the first council home in the federal capital once construction is completed next year.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the 1,200-unit apartment building was being built specifically for youths and young married couples to live in temporarily before owning their own residence.
“The council home which is being built at a cost of RM300 million over 5.51 acres of land is currently 30 per cent completed, and will be equipped with various basic facilities such as a hall, surau, parking spaces and futsal courts.
“Tenants need to pay RM800 in rental for five years to DBKL, where RM300 from the amount will be kept in deposit for them and returned once they can afford to buy their own home through the Federal Territories Affordable Housing Programme.
“Although the concept of the council home is to provide short-term solution, it is hoped it will ease the burden of youths to build up their lives,” he said when officiating the ‘1Wilayah Persekutuan Kenduri’ programme for the Segambut parliamentary constituency here today.
Tengku Adnan said the selection of candidates would take off after registration was opened in the near future, and a screening process would be implemented to ensure eligible parties were given priority.
“At the same time, two more council homes with a similar concept will also be developed in Kampung Kerinchi and Bandar Tun Razak.” — Bernama