Low-income earners to benefit from 2,323 new houses

The BKSS 8.0 recipients.

KUCHING: The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) will build 2,323 housing units involving 42 physical projects, and three non-physical projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan for the low-income group.

Dr Sim giving a speech during the launching of HDAS and Rumah Spektra Mutiara programme at UCSI Hotel.

“This is in accordance with the increase in house prices that has led to an increase in demand for affordable housing, especially public housing,” said the Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

He said HDC records showed relatively high applications of houses in major cities such as Kuching (3,788 applicants) and Miri (1,542 applicants).

“Since its inception 50 years ago, HDC has been committed to delivering the government’s mandate to provide quality affordable houses for the low-income group and this commitment can be seen with the completion of housing projects under the 11th Malaysia Plan.

“Thus far, it has built a total of 1,441 units of houses under various programmes,” Dr Sim, who is also Public Health, Housing, and Local Government Minister said during the launching of HDAS and Rumah Spektra Mutiara programme at UCSI Hotel on Monday (Feb 7).

Meanwhile, on the Longhouse Loan Scheme programme, he said it received overwhelming response from the longhouse community, adding that as of February this year, 5,023 applications were received.

“The state government led by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has always been implementing policies that benefits the people.

“Sarawak is very fortunate to have visionary past and present leaders like our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg who have the people’s wellbeing at heart.

“I promise as part of this government’s administration, we will continue to study various ways for the people not just to afford a house but also to have an environment that is liveable and sustainable.

“With a caring state government administration and a stable political situation, apart from strong unity among the people, God willing, Sarawak’s future will continue to be bright” he stated.

During the same event, Abang Johari handed over the one-off Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) 8.0 worth RM1,000 to 15 hawkers and petty traders.

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