Affordable homes to be completed by year-end

The AHS-Teluk Kumbar (Duo Residensi) project coming up in Jalan Bayan Lepas.

The Bandar Cassia affordable housing project in Batu Kawan, Nibong Tebal, is already 77% completed to date.

Penang Town, Housing and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said Phase One of the project featuring 520 low medium-cost and medium-cost units was ahead of schedule and the units would be ready for occupation by next June.

“The project will be completed by year-end and the Completion and Compliance Certificate (CCC) will be issued in the middle of next year.

“The state government is pushing for all its affordable housing projects to be completed on time,” he told newsmen after a site visit yesterday.

Jagdeep said that as a responsible government, Penang should set an example by completing all projects on time so that the private housing developers would follow suit.

He added that the visit was a spot check by the state Selection Process Enhancement Committee (SPEC) to ensure that state housing projects were on schedule.

Jagdeep also visited the AHS-Teluk Kumbar (Duo Residensi) affordable housing project in Teluk Kumbar.

He said the project was slightly behind schedule due to the hilly terrain and piling works.

“This is a more challenging project as it is not on flat land like Bandar Cassia but we are pushing for the contractor to finish by December 2017 which is the scheduled date.

“There are 694 affordable housing units in the Duo Residensi project and the CCC is expected to be obtained in July 2018,” he said.

Jagdeep said he and SPEC members would also visiting other affordable housing projects in Jelutong, Cecil Street, SP Chelliah, Sandiland and Perak Road soon.

Also present were Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi and Tanjung MP Ng Wei Aik. - The Star

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