HOUSING FOR THE PEOPLE … Assistant Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais (right) is being briefed on ‘Samariang Avenue Sri Pertiwi’ affordable housing project by Hanizam Hashim, managing director and CEO of the developer, Hornbill Networks Consortium Sdn Bhd. The project which is near Jalan Sultan Tengah in Semariang, Petra Jaya, Kuching is expected to be completed in November 2022. Photo: Ramidi Subari

By Nur Shazreena Ali & Nia Natasha Hasenan

KUCHING:  Bumiputera property developer Hornbill Networks Consortium will launch the second phase of its Semariang Avenue Sri Pertiwi Affordable Housing Project on June 2021.

Its managing director Hanizam Hashim said the project received encouraging response as all units have been fully booked.

“This project which consists 90 units of affordable housing is situated near Jalan Sultan Tengah and in front of the Laila Taib Children Orphanage Complex in Semariang, Petra Jaya,” he said at the opening ceremony of the Hornbill Networks Consortium’s office and launching of the project held at Gala City Street Mall here on Sunday.

Hanizam also said that the project was part of the company’s effort to provide quality affordable housing for Sarawakians.

“This company was founded by me and our non-executive chairman Datuk Abdul Kadier Sahib with the main objective of providing quality affordable housing for our fellow Sarawakians.

“By doing so, we hope Sarawakians will give their full support to our product,” he added.

He also expressed his gratitude to the state government for their full support.

“It has been a challenging year for us, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic.

“Notwithstanding that, life has to go on and we are thankful that our business partners have been supportive, especially from the federal and state governments who have been assisting us,” he said.

Established on Aug 26 last year, Hornbill Networks Consortium is a full Bumiputera company led by Hanizam.

Focused on providing comfortable, conducive and affordable housing to Sarawakians, the company is looking into more property development —including commercial properties and infrastructure facilities.

Assistant Minister for International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais (second left) with Hanizam (second right), Business Associate Awang Habibullah Awang Ismail (left) and Stephen Lee pose for a photograph after the opening ceremony of Hornbill Networks Consortium. Photo: Ramidi Subari