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For the course of the 12th Malaysia Plan, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has established a committee to supervise the execution of 500,000 units of affordable housing (12MP).

Datuk Seri Reezal Merican, its Minister The committee, according to Naina Merican, would oversee the implementation and provision of housing by 15 housing organisations, as well as the Ministry, State governments, and the private sector.

He added that, in addition to the committee, the National Affordable Housing Council (NAHC) provides a platform for monitoring the country’s affordable housing building.

In keeping with the 12MP strategy of boosting the supply of affordable housing to target groups, the Ministry is continuing its efforts to understand the causes of Malaysians’ inability to purchase homes, he said.

Reezal Merican also stated that the Ministry will pay special attention to housing projects for B40 and M40 groups across the country in order to guarantee that they were more inclusive and well-equipped.

Ultimately, the number of finished PPR projects in Sabah accounts for 21.4 percent of the country’s total PPR units, with 3,897 units remaining unfulfilled, he said.

In other news, he said the Ministry is working on a policy to transition solid waste management to a circular economy, emphasising sustainable consumption and production practises after recognising the need for a comprehensive solid waste management system.

He said that the endeavour will help to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing the generation of solid trash in the long run and lowering the expenses of solid waste management (SDGs).

 

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 18): The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has established a committee to coordinate the implementation of 500,000 units of affordable housing for the duration of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).

Its Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said the committee would monitor the implementation and provision of housing supply by 15 housing provision agencies, in addition to the Ministry, State governments and the private sector.

“From the targetted 500,000 affordable housing units under the 12MP, the Ministry plans to contribute 20%, which is around 100,000 units,” he said during the winding up of the Supply Bill 2022 at the policy level at the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday.

He said besides the committee, the National Affordable Housing Council (NAHC) is also a platform to monitor the construction of affordable housing in the country.

The Ministry is continuing its efforts to identify the causes behind Malaysians’ inability to afford homes in line with the 12MP strategy of increasing the supply of affordable housing to target groups, he said.

Also, Reezal Merican said the Ministry would pay attention to housing projects for B40 and M40 groups throughout the country to ensure that they were more inclusive and with complete infrastructure.

On the People’s Housing Projects (PPR) in Sabah, he said 33 projects have been completed in the State, for a total of 23,009 units, while five more projects, totalling 3,090 units, are still under construction so far.

Overall, the number of completed PPR projects in Sabah represents 21.4% of the total PPR units built in the country with 3,897 units unfilled, he added.

In other developments, he said the Ministry is drafting a policy regarding the transition of solid waste management towards a circular economy that will emphasise sustainable consumption and manufacturing practices after realising the need to create a holistic solid waste management system.

He said the effort would reduce the generation of solid waste in the long term and reduce the costs of solid waste management, thereby contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“By encouraging a circular economy and to reduce waste at landfills, the Ministry is targeting to increase the national recycling rate to 40% by 2025,” he said.

Source: Edge Prop