KPKT to coordinate all housing-related entities

PUTRAJAYA: A Cabinet paper on the proposal to coordinate all housing-related entities under the Housing and Local Government Ministry will be tabled in a month’s time, says Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said the paper was aimed at enabling all the entities to operate in a centralised manner under the KPKT.

“Right now, all existing housing agencies are not centralised,” she told a press conference at the ministry after receiving a courtesy call from Penang State Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo here yesterday.

At present, various agencies and ministries are involved in housing projects, such as in the development of the 1Malaysia Mes ra Rakyat Hous ing by Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd, 1Malaysia Public Servant Housing under the Prime Minister ’s Depar tment , Housing Ai d Programme under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry and Federal Territories Housing (Rumawip) under the Ministry of Federal Territories.

Meanwhile, Zuraida said she would meet with Finance Ministry and Bank Negara Malaysia officials after Aidilfitri to discuss solution for those whom housing loan applications were being rejected based on their salary slip despite having other source of income. – Bernama