The affordable abode agenda

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The SPV to implement Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s targeted policy of affordable housing to the middle income and urban dwellers, Perumahan Rakyat 1 Malaysia Bhd. (PR1MA), would be organising an exposition this weekend.

It is part of their gearing up, to get more of the target group to expect on the offerings that would be made for the middle income and urban dwellers, in major metropolitan areas.

As part of the Government Transformation Plan (GTP) to serve the dwellings for middle income earners (categorised between RM2,500-RM10,000 per month) in strategic urban areas, to be able to afford housing (RM100,000-400,000 per units band).

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The middle income lot, are the most adversely affected in propulsion of rapid growth of the economy particularly in the urban areas. Properties are getting way out of their affordability and this gap is widening.

Hence, Prime Minister Najib intended to address the problem by the creation of PR1MA through the PR1MA Act (2012), for the SPV to acquire lands formerly belonging to Federal Government and State Government agencies, to be developed for a small margin.

This is to ensure these units are more affordable, compared to similar products if it were to be developed by private developers, which are motivated on profits.

PR1MA expects to deliver 10,000 units by next year. There are 65,000 units under work in progress and so far, the PR1MA has already approved 227,000 units for development is the various working relationship established.

That is not to bad after all. When it was first started, they aimed for 80,000 units per annum to be sorted out and developed.

As announced in Prime Minister’s Bajet 2016 speech, the program is being intensified:

Utusan Malaysia story:

PR1MA perlu kerjasama pemaju swasta bina 175,000 unit rumah

29 Oktober 2015 12:52 AM

PETALING JAYA 28 Okt. – Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) memerlukan lebih banyak kerjasama daripada pemaju swasta bagi membina 175,000 unit rumah mampu milik pada tahun hadapan seperti yang diumumkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dalam Bajet 2016.
Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Datuk Abdul Mutalib Alias berkata, pada masa ini PR1MA memerlukan kawasan seluas 1,740 hektar bagi menyempurnakan projek berkenaan dan diharapkan menerusi kerjasama tersebut masalah ini dapat diatasi.
“Isu tanah adalah isu utama dalam pembinaan rumah. Tanah yang diberikan kerajaan Persekutuan agak terhad dan hendak mendapatkan tanah daripada kerajaan negeri juga sukar dari segi prosesnya.
“Sebab itu, kita alu-alukan kerjasama daripada pihak pemaju swasta kerana mereka ini sudah ada tanah. Bagaimanapun mereka perlulah memenuhi spesifikasi yang ditetapkan PR1MA iaitu unit rumah yang hendak ditawarkan mestilah antara 20 dan 30 peratus lebih rendah daripada harga pasaran,” katanya dalam taklimat mengenai Ekspo Rumah PR1MA 2015, di sini hari ini.
Menurut Abdul Mutalib, kerjasama dengan pemaju swasta itu juga dilihat dapat mengatasi permintaan tinggi orang ramai terhadap rumah PR1MA.
Beliau berkata, ketika ini terdapat kira-kira 1.05 juta pemohon berdaftar untuk mendapatkan 198,489 unit rumah PR1MA yang sedang dan akan dibina di seluruh negara.
“Daripada jumlah itu, 6,172 unit terletak di Kuala Lumpur dengan 4,636 unit sedang dalam proses pembinaan.
“Sebanyak 19,591 unit pula terletak di sekitar Selangor dengan 5,081 dalam pembinaan diikuti 560 unit di Putrajaya,” ujarnya.
Dalam pada itu, beliau berkata, PR1MA akan mengadakan Ekspo Rumah PR1MA 2015 di Pusat Perdagangan Antarabangsa Melaka (MITC), Melaka selama tiga hari bermula 30 Oktober ini.
“Ekspo ini merupakan sebahagian daripada siri jelajah untuk memberikan maklumat interaktif me­ngenai produk dan perkhidmatan kami kepada orang ramai,” katanya.
– See more at: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/nasional/pr1ma-perlu-kerjasama-pemaju-swasta-bina-175-000-unit-rumah-1.151779#sthash.PDW4aL60.dpuf

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When PR1MA first started, the deliverable set was 80,000 units per annum. The BoD of PR1MA, which comprises a mixture of top civil servants and some corporate leaders, upheld the deliverable.

Currently, there are 190 projects running simultaneously to deliver all the targeted 240,00 homes within the next three years and the same for the next corresponding period.

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  1. What about the Datuk Keramat housing project? Can you educate us on the rationale behind the so-called mixed development?

    • Thank you very much.

      We are not sure because it was DBKL which issued the DO. As per the story, PTG intended it to be ‘affordable housing’.

      Only the Mayor can address this ambiguity.


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