Sheda meets with external stakeholders to highlight members’ concerns

Ngui (right) presenting a souvenir to Dr Sim after their discussion session recently.

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KUCHING, March 11: Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) held several meetings recently to establish a symbiotic working relationship and to make members’ voice heard by relevant stakeholders, including various government and associated bodies.

Sheda president Dr Christopher Ngui, who led a group of members from the Sheda State Council, had a discussion with Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian on March 9.

According to a media release, the discussion converged on the housing and land issues faced by Sheda members, among which was the alternative financing for affordable houses by the private sector.

“In addition, the development and roles that Sheda could play in Sarawak especially on the ‘Malaysia My Second Home’ (S-MM2H) programme was also discussed,” the statement disclosed.

The group also paid a courtesy call on the Consul-General of Brunei in Kuching Pengiran Hajah Krtini Pengiran Tahir to establish a cordial working relationship between Sheda and Brunei.

Ngui (third left) presenting a souvenir to Krtini during the recent courtesy call.

“It is also to obtain a better understanding of the housing and real estate development and needs in Brunei.

“It was a fruitful discussion where business opportunities, investment prospects and potential partnerships between Sarawak and Brunei were explored. The Consul-General expressed her keeness and desire in facilitating better collaborations between the housing developers in Sarawak and Brunei,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, Sheda also met with Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) officials on March 10 where the parties deliberated on the Kuching Smart City Masterplan initiative.

Noting that SMA had commissioned Huawei as a consultant to develop a Kuching Smart City Plan, Sheda had provided constructive feedback specifically on social and economic impact on the people with the implementation of the Kuching Smart City Masterplan. — DayakDaily