More affordable houses for Sarawak

Robert Lau Hui Yew

KUCHING: A total of 3,549 houses are planned to be built under the Affordable Housing Scheme (RMM) in Sarawak for the year 2021 until 2023.

Deputy Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said of the 3,549 houses, 750 are under People’s Housing Programme (PPR) and 538 under the Malaysia Civil Servant Housing (PPAM).

Meanwhile, 702 of the houses are under PR1MA and 1,559 are under Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) housing programme in Sibu.

“As of July 30, 2020, a total of eight projects involving 4,140 housing units of the People’s Housing Programme (PPR) have been completed in Sarawak.

“Another three PPR projects are under construction namely, PPR Petrajaya involving 208 units, PPR Landeh (443 units) and PPR Seduan with 461 units,” he said when replying to a question from Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew on the ministry’s plans to build affordable housing for Sarawak in the Dewan Negara today.

On PPAM, Ismail said there were seven projects involving 1,793 housing units in Sarawak.

“Among them are Muara Tuang (340), Eastwood Valley, Miri (204), Kota Samarahan (300), Sibu (219), Tabuan Jaya (192), Matang (198) and Jalan Pujut, Miri (340).

“The PR1MA project proposed in Sarawak will be the Semenggoh Residency Phase 2 with a total of 702 units.

Ismail said for SPNB, of the total 1,559 houses — 467 will be implemented in 2021, 463 in 2022 and 629 in 2023.