339 ‘pintu’ benefit from longhouse loan initiative – Uggah

Uggah delivering his winding up speech in the State Legislative Assembly sitting.

KUCHING, Nov 13: A total of 339 ‘pintu’ (doors) statewide have benefited from the government’s longhouse loan initiative this year.

Minister for Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the ministry has approved the loan for 339 applicants from the fund provided by the Sarawak government.

“The ministry received an allocation of RM50 million from the Sarawak government and another RM10 million from Federal government for this longhouse loan,” Uggah said at his winding up speech in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly sitting today.

Meanwhile, on affordable housing, the state government has allocated RM11 million for the issuance of strata titles which will benefit 12,000 owners.

He said under the state government funded project, Housing Development Corporation (HDC) was tasked to implement a total of 2,802 units affordable housing and Rumah Spektra Permata.

“Out of these, 793 units are expected to be delivered by year end while 478 units are still on going and the remaining 1,531 units are at various stages of implementation.” he said.

On the other hand, he added that there are three ongoing Federal government funded projects with a total of 1,112 units under the Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR).

“Two projects with 651 units are scheduled to be completed by year end, while one project with 461 units is expected to be completed in 2023,” Uggah said. — DayakDaily