House ownership for civil servants via PPAM projects

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KOTA SAMARAHAN: The six Malaysian Civil Servants’ Housing (PPAM) projects in Sarawak are among 273 housing projects approved for development throughout the nation by the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

Its minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said of the six PPAM projects in the state, two are being developed each in Kuching and Miri, while Sibu and Kota Samarahan each have one project.

“All PPAMs throughout Sarawak cover 1,595 apartment units with prices ranging from RM198,900 to RM297,850.

“This effort, through my ministry in introducing the PPAM Scheme, aims to give civil servants the opportunity to own a house of their own for less than RM300,000,” he said during a press conference after officiating at the PPAM Kota Samarahan Key Handover Ceremony at Ike Village here on Thursday (Nov 25).

Also present was State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Elaborating on the PPAM Kota Samarahan project, Rezaal said he was pleased to learn that over 60 percent of the new homes were bought by young civil servants, aged 25 to 35 years old.

He said this was made possible following his ministry’s initiative to allow only first-time home buyers to purchase the apartment units.

“The apartment, managed by developer Musyati Ibanco Property Sdn Bhd, offers 300 apartment units with an area of between 850 and 1,150 square feet.

“Apart from being equipped with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the facilities provided include a surau, a multipurpose hall, roofed car park, kindergarten and a park.

“Special facilities such as internet access, health system and community development are also provided,” he added.

Reezal said the conducive environment of the housing area also offers comfort and joy to its residence.

“The design provided by Musyati Ibanco Property Sdn Bhd can be considered to be used for other PPAM projects,” he said.

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