Along-awaited dream has come true for sisters Yap Siew Bee, 41, and Siew Thoo, 26, who have received a new low medium-cost home.
“I am so happy today and I can’t wait to move into our unit when it is completed,” said Siew Bee.
Siew Thoo said that previously, their large family of 10 all stayed under one roof.
“Now, we will have two units for all of us to live in,” she said when they visited the soon-to-be completed Central Garden project in Penang.
They were among 10 families living along Lebuhraya Batu Lanchang who were forced to move out in 2008 to make way for the project’s development.
The families were compensated with units at the project after the state government intervened.
Another resident who declined to be named said he was looking forward to moving in.
“The unit looks very nice and trendy,” he said.
Batu Lanchang assemblyman Danny Law met the affected families at Central Garden and took them on a tour of their units.
Law said there were a total of 175 low medium-cost units at Central Garden, with each unit measuring 16.25sq m.
“The families should be able to move into their units next month,” he added. - By The Star