Building hope for the house hungry

At least 2,000 affordable houses will be built in Penang by next year, promises JKP Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman.

He said that the company wished to play a role in ensuring that affordable housing continued to be made available in Penang.

“We have already prepared the building plans.

“However, the layout plan is subject to approval from the town planning committee as well as the local authorities,” he added.

“We hope that our applications will not be denied as our houses will cater to those who are unable to purchase houses priced RM500,000 and above.

“By building affordable houses priced at RM200,000 maximum, JKP hopes to make it possible for the lower-income group in Penang to buy their own homes,” said Zainal Abidin.

He was at the JKP building in Sungai Pinang for the launch of the JKP hotline 1800-28-1180.

JKP Sdn Bhd, which is under the state Federal Department, was incorporated as an integrated developer in 1995.

The move was to help Penang cope with the growing demand for reasonably priced homes as well as to extend help to budding bumiputra entrepreneurs.

Zainal Abidin said the company aimed at building 5,000 low-cost houses in the next five years.

“This will also depend on land availability.

“The company has managed to purchase land in several areas such as Balik Pulau, Nibong Tebal, north Seberang Prai and in some prime pockets in urbanised areas,” said Zainal Abidin.

The Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas graced the launch on Wednesday.

The hotline will make it convenient for the public to reach the JKP on housing problems under the department such as leaking pipes. - By The Star


August 27, 2013 at 4:58 PMcalvan ng


August 27, 2013 at 7:37 PMYeoh

JKP project only for bumi :-(

August 27, 2013 at 7:37 PMYeoh

JKP project only for bumi :-(

August 28, 2013 at 12:32 AMLim Melody

Low Cost house with tofu size, small unit, insufficient parking lots and congested also are no longer relevant in today society.

The living lifestyle has changed, people demanded for better quality of living instead of just a lifeless shelter. Houses build by government should be well planned just like the Singapore HDB did.

I hope that they can consider building bigger unit; low medium cost (LMC) or medium cost (MC) which are more appropriate for today society.

Also to consider adopting the concept from Sg HDB or at least Batu Kawan master development