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People’s Housing Projects, Rumah Mesra Rakyat to continue to help B40 own homes, Dewan Negara told

Publish date: Mon, 27 Mar 2023, 07:49 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): A total of 27 People’s Housing Projects (PPR) involving 12,037 residential units are either being or going to be built to assist the bottom 40% household income group (B40) to own homes.

Deputy Local Government Development Minister Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir said that since the programme began in 1982, a total of 159 PPR projects comprising 99,296 housing units had been completed nationwide.

“As for another project for the B40, namely Rumah Mesra Rakyat, a total of 55,055 housing units have been completed, 4,181 units are under construction, and the remaining 657 units are in planning,” he said when winding up the debate on the royal address in the Dewan Negara on Monday (March 27).

Akmal also said that as of last year, a total of 108,373 units of affordable homes had been built, 131,573 units are under construction, and the rest are under planning to achieve the target of 500,000 units during the 12th Malaysia Plan period of 2021 to 2025.

Meanwhile, he said that as of Feb 28, there were 75 ailing and abandoned projects in the RM150,000 and below price category, as recorded by the National Housing Department, which were being monitored, planned and revived.

“The ministry will continue to hold smart cooperation with all parties, including state governments, to resolve the issue of ailing and abandoned projects.

“We hope that state governments will also take a more comprehensive initiative in dealing with this issue, because some matters involve state government jurisdictions,” he said.

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