BAU, Feb 15: Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has identified seven new locations all over the state for the construction of 1,406 units of Rumah Spektra Permata (RSP).
The locations are at Bau, Tabuan Melayu, Permyjaya III, Kanowit, Lundu, Kpg Pasir Panjang/Pasir Pandak/Pasir Salak extension scheme and Kpg Spaoh Baru extension scheme.
Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Dr Annuar Rapa’ee said the whole cost of the projects amounted to about RM310.8 million and part of the 2,500 units of RSP would be spread over the state as announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in January 2019.
Dr Annuar added that 1,383 units of RSP were under construction, and some had been completed.
The projects are in Darul Hana, Bunga Rampai, Kemuyang Sibu, RSP Lundu, RSP Sematan, RSP Igan, RSP Igan, RSP Tian, Ranggau Limbang, Kpg Baru Kapit, Kpg Tabyan Melayu, RSP Lingga, Mejelin Miri and Kpg Dato in Sibu.
“The whole RSP projects of 2,500 units, funded by the state government will be completed by 2021 to help the B40 group own a house,” he said at the launching of 50 units of RSP at Bau today.
The units are part of the total 164 units in Bau, located Sibuluh in the district.
Dr Annuar said loans were provided by Mutiara Mortgage & Credit Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of HDC, another initiative of the state government to help the lower income group own a house.
He also pointed out that providing affordable housing to the people was the responsibility of both the Federal and State governments.
According to him, the federal government had not kept its promise to provide one million houses to the people in 10 years as promised during the last general election.
Meanwhile, Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said more than 200 applications were received at the the launching today.
He said he would sit down with HDC on the need to build more units based on demands.
“As we see today (during the launching), more than 200 applications were received within two hours and we will sit down again to build more units if there is a demand,” he pointed out. —DayakDaily