13 low and medium-cost housing
projects for Penang
29/01/2007 The Star
THE state government will undertake 13 affordable low and low medium-cost
housing projects this year on the mainland and island.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rashid Abdullah said that state
Housing, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Syed Ameruddin Syed
Ahmad was now working with National Housing Corporation Bhd and National
Housing Department to determine the areas for the projects.
He said the number of units would be decided soon and the allocation would
come under Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP).
Among the priority areas on the mainland were in Bukit Mertajam in Central
Seberang Prai and Kepala Batas in North Seberang Prai, he said yesterday.
He was speaking to reporters after opening a blood and organ donation health
camp at SJK (T) Tasek Permai in Simpang Ampat on the mainland.
The event was organised by the Malaysia Hindu Sangam Council and the Temple
of Fine Arts.
On a separate matter, Abdul Rashid said the Penang Water Supply Corporation
(PWSC) should quickly identify the areas in the state that had yet to
receive water supply.
“If PWSC needed funding to lay the pipes, it can always get the allocation
from the Rural Development Ministry,” he said.
It was highlighted in the press last week that some 34 families in Kampung
Tok Elong in Mengkuang were living for the past 34 years without proper