Federal territories get 39,416 affordable homes

As of Feb 29, a total of 39,416 affordable homes had been built, were under construction or had been approved for development in the federal territories, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

He said the houses were provided under the Federal Territory Affordable Housing Project (Rumawip) and the 1Malaysia Civil Servants' Housing Programme (PPA1M).

They included 2,500 houses which had been completed, 24,463 that were under construction and 12,453 which had been approved for development, he said.

Tengku Adnan said 23,478 units were also being planned for construction.

He said the Rumawip and PPA1M were part of the ministry's oath which targeted building 80,000 houses in the Federal Territories.

"We will continue building more affordable homes for the people," he said in his speech which was read out by Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan at the presentation of the ministry's 2015 Excellent Service Awards here yesterday.

A total of 80,000 units of affordable homes were being planned for the federal territories by 2020, with 50,000 of them in Kuala Lumpur, 20,000 in Putrajaya and 10,000 in Labuan. - Bernama