Govt to revive five more projects
THE state government has revived six housing projects and is
reviving another five that had been abandoned since 1996.
State Housing, Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development Committee
chairman Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah said the state was negotiating
with the developers to revive another five abandoned projects.
Replying to Lim Gim Soon’s (BN – Kampung Kolam), he said 8,452 low
cost and 11,664 low-medium cost houses had been completed and
offered to the poor.
“Under the Public Housing Project (PPR), we have compleed 1,441
units which had been rented to those who can't afford a low cost
house,” he said adding that the rental was RM100 per month for five
Abdul Rashid (BN – Sungai Acheh) said the residents were expected to
work hard and save up during the five years.
“PPR will sell the houses to those who are qualified at the end of
five years,” he said.
For the Hardcore Poor Development Programme (PPRT), he said the
Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda) had completed 443
On another matter, state Works, Public Amenities and Transport
Committee chair man Datuk Koay Kar Huah pointed out that the
Swettenham Pier redevelopment project would be completed within two
“The Federal Government has allocated RM65mil for the project and
the Transport Ministry is in the process of selecting a contractor,”
he said, in reply to Lye Siew Weng’s (BN – Air Itam) question on the
latest development of the project.