CM: State to build more quality, affordable houses

Silhouettes of workers on a construction site. — file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, Nov 5: As the state government cares about the rakyat’s wellbeing, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said his administration would continue to build quality and more affordable houses, targeting at the lower income group.

“For 2019, a sum of RM141 million is proposed for housing development, including financing of new and on-going construction of 1,827 units of affordable houses under Rumah Mampu Milik (RMM) and Rumah Spektra Permata (RSP),” he said when tabling State Budget 2019 today.


The implementation of RMM involves the following locations: Darul Hana in Kuching, Ranggau in Limbang, Kampung Datu Baru in Sibu, Kampung Bunga Rampai in Bau, Beratok in Serian, Kampung Tabuan Melayu and Kampung Tabuan Foochow in Kuching and Kampung Kapit Baru in Kapit.

Another five locations, namely Kemuyang in Sibu, Lundu, Igan and Tian Matu in Mukah and Sematan have been identified for the construction of RSP affordable houses.

Abang Johari added that the 2019 Development Budget would also propose to allocate a sum of RM270 million for the redevelopment of traditional villages.

Villages proposed in Kuching are Darul Hana Redevelopment Project, Kampung Redevelopment for Tabuan Melayu and Tabuan Foochow, Kampung Sejingkat Redevelopment, Projek Penempatan Kampung Sungai Bedaun and another two, namely Sandfilling and Infrastructure Works at Kemuyang in Sibu and Kampung Kapit Baru Redevelopment Project in Kapit.

“A further sum of RM63.4 million would also be set aside for the implementation of 25 kampung extension or residential schemes throughout the state to provide residential lots complete with the necessary infrastructure and utilities services. This effort is aimed at raising the living standard of our rural community,” he said. — DayakDaily