402 affordable Sri Pertiwi units in Kidurong ready by 2023

Abang Johari (second right) being briefed on the Sri Pertiwi affordable housing project in Kidurong.

BINTULU, Aug 25: BDA is set to build 402 affordable one-storey terrace houses in Kidurong.

Scheduled for completion in early 2023, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) general manager Rodziah Morshidi said the Sri Pertiwi affordable housing project will be implemented together with private developer Joha Baru on a 30.5-acre site.

Speaking at the earth-breaking ceremony today, she revealed that the project consists of 366 Seri Pertiwi units, at about 910 square feet with three bedroom each.

“The price of each will not go beyond RM270,000 for intermediate units and not more than RM295,000 for corner units. The (buyer eligibility) criteria for Seri Pertiwi are household income ranges between RM4,000 to RM10,000 per month and they do not own landed property in Bintulu.

“The developer will also build 36 Spektra Medium category units, of about 755 square feet with three bedrooms each. These will be sold for between RM135,000 to RM165,000 each. The (buyer eligibility) criteria for this category are those earning household income of RM5,000 and below, and they do not own landed property in Bintulu,” Rodziah said.

She also explained that the project will be monitored thoroughly with rules fixed by the state government to ensure quality, living comfort, selling price and selection of eligible buyers are in accordance.

Abang Johari (fourth left) being briefed on the Sri Pertiwi affordable housing project in Kidurong.

According to Rodziah, this is the first Sri Pertiwi housing project in Bintulu, sitting on a very strategic, suitable and ideal location, with ease of access to facilities such as primary and secondary schools, a hospital, commercial shops, places of worship, recreational places and many more.

Meanwhile, she revealed that BDA has also identified four other sites for similar housing projects.

“The plan is to build more houses at Sepaduk (1,216 units), Sungai Pelan (384), Kampung Jepak (580) and Jalan Bintulu-Tatau (290). So in total, we have 2,873 more units for Bintulu. Once these are completed, Bintulu folks need not worry about owning a house, according to their ability.

”BDA will continue to be proactive in providing affordable housing like what we did in the 80s, 90s and 2000s where 1,871 units were build back then,” she gave assurance.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg officiated at the earth breaking ceremony. — DayakDaily