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State executive councillor for housing and urban welfare Rodziah Ismail (second from right) during her field visit to review the restoration works for the Kampung Koskan expansion project’s external infrastructure, in Serendah, Hulu Selangor, on September 23, 2022. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

State govt rescues eight derelict housing projects, four in Hulu Selangor — Exco

By Mustakim Ramli

HULU SELANGOR, Sept 23 — The state government has identified eight derelict housing projects in Selangor that must be saved, said state executive councillor for housing and urban welfare Rodziah Ismail.

She said action has already been taken for all the projects, with four in Hulu Selangor that involve infrastructure construction.

“The four in Hulu Selangor include Kampung Koskan, Kampung Melayu Rasa, Lembah Beringin, and Serendah Perdana.

Alhamdulillah, these four and the other areas have already found solutions, which we will display later on,” Rodziah said.

She was speaking during a site visit to review the progress of the Kampung Koskan expansion project’s external infrastructure in Serendah, earlier today.

Rodziah added the former practice of Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) appointing contractors by themselves was a mistake and should be made a learning lesson.

“The houses were constructed with no thought given to roads or infrastructure, so the buyers may have been deceived in that sense. This is why we now utilise the Rumah SelangorKu method since it is easier to complete homes that way.

“This is in stark contrast to the previous practice of the state government providing land and the JKKK appointing a contractor; a method no longer in use since 2008,” she said.

Earlier on, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said conditions for constructing houses will be reviewed and tightened from time to time, in order to resolve the problem of abandoned projects.

He said local authorities have also been instructed to identify a list of problematic developers, so as to complete projects on schedule.

“Starting in 2008, the state government implemented its affordable housing policy which went through a series of improvements, to protect the rights and interests of the people.

“Developers who are only interested in high-value housing projects but fail to complete its low-cost housing counterparts will not be tolerated,” Amirudin said.

State executive councillor for housing and urban welfare Rodziah Ismail (second from left) speaks at the press conference following her field visit to review the restoration works for the Kampung Koskan expansion project’s external infrastructure, in Serendah, Hulu Selangor, on September 23, 2022. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

 

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