Malaysian govt to build 100,000 houses to show its gratitude

Malaysian govt to build 100,000 houses to show its gratitude

KUALA LUMPUR - The Government has initiated many housing schemes to meet the needs of its people, including one specifically for civil servants, said the Prime Minister.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said to meet the growing needs of civil servants for affordable housing, the Government had set up Perumahan Penjawat Awam 1Malaysia (PPA1M) programme with the aim of building 100,000 units nationwide.

“We are aware that civil servants aspire to own houses but like others, not all can afford it as the prices in the open market are not within their reach.

“This is our way of showing gratitude to Government staff for their dedication,” he said at the launch of PPA1M scheme in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

A similar scheme had been launched in Putrajaya involving more than 15,000 units under Phases 1 and 2.

Najib stressed that the Govern­ment would not be making further payments for this project because the land had been awarded to the developer, which would use profits from development on part of the land to build the houses.

“As the Government wants its staff to enjoy comfortable living that comes with good amenities, a moratorium of 10 years is imposed before they can sell the units.

“We hope that with their housing needs settled, civil servants can continue to give their best to serve the people,” he added.

The Government has earmarked the construction of 80,000 units of houses by 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan to meet the growing need for housing in the Federal Territories.

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