The State Housing Board (LPNPP) of Penang is planning ten housing projects in the state’s five districts to help residents acquire a home.
The 10 housing projects would be created in Jelutong, Perai, Ampang Jajar, Juru, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, and Bandar Cassia, according to State Housing, Local Government, and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo.
The houses would cost between RM42,000 and RM300,000 per unit, depending on the type, he said, adding that the study for the first project in Bukit Gedung had been completed and the request for proposal will be out by October.
“Only one project [in Bukit Gedung] would supply 1,267 dwellings, with 253 low-medium-cost flats of 700 sq ft each and 1,014 affordable units,” he said.
So far, 38,149 units of low-cost, low-medium-cost, and affordable housing have been constructed, 18,519 units are under construction, and another 62,448 are still in the planning phases, according to Jagdeep.
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GEORGE TOWN (July 22): The Penang government through the State Housing Board (LPNPP) is planning 10 housing projects in five districts of the state to assist the people own a house.
State Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the 10 housing projects will be developed in Jelutong, Perai, Ampang Jajar, Juru, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth and Bandar Cassia, providing 20,912 units in all.
“With these 10 projects, the total house supply in the state will reach 220,000 units, including low-cost, low-medium and affordable ones by 2030,” he told reporters at City Stadium here today.
He said the cost of the houses would range from RM42,000 to RM300,000 per unit, depending on the type, adding that out of the 10 projects, the study of the first project in Bukit Gedung had been completed and the request for proposal would be out by October.
“The tender will be open for a month and evaluated as best as possible. The construction work will be offered to the successful bidder by this December [at] the earliest.
“This project alone [in Bukit Gedung] will provide 1,267 homes comprising 253 low-medium cost units of 700 sq ft in size each as well as 1,014 affordable units,” he added.
Jagdeep said that so far, 38,149 units of low-cost, low-medium cost and affordable homes had been completed, 18,519 units were in various stages of construction and another 62,448 were still in the planning stage.
Source: Edge Prop