Govt entrusts Sheda with special task

Wong

KUCHING: A total of 2,000 units of affordable housing will be built a year, starting from 2022, in line with the state government’s RM10 million allocation in the Sarawak Housing Deposit Assistance Scheme (HDAS).

In conjunction with this, Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) president Augustine Wong Chung Ho expressed his gratitude to the state government for entrusting the association with the task of delivering the units.

He also disclosed in his statement that Sheda held a few meetings with state-owned Mutiara Mortgage and Credit Sdn Bhd (Mutiara) to work out the criteria for pre-qualified projects and developers who had developed a certain number of houses below RM300,00 per unit.

“As this scheme is to help the youth, specifically, the newly weds to buy and own their first houses, Sheda and Mutiara established a common understanding to work closely with the state government and the relevant agencies as well as to support each other in initiatives to increase the overall supply, demand and take up rate of affordable housing in Sarawak.

“Apart from that, we (Sheda) will call for a stakeholder meeting soon to discuss the catalyst drive of HDAS and attaining the 2,000 affordable housing units a year,” he added.

For the record, the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg announced the allocation of RM10 million in HDAS during the launch of Jelajah Belia Sarawak – Satok on Nov 27. The scheme will be channelled through Mutiara.

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