PUTRAJAYA, June 2 — The Ministry of Local Government Development (KPKT) is reviewing the condition requiring private housing developers to build affordable houses in every mega project they undertake, said its minister Nga Kor Ming.
He said the review was carried out to align it with the Madani concept to ensure active involvement of the private sector in providing the needed affordable housing according to locality.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim called on the Local Government Development Ministry to review conditions set for housing developers to ensure that they provide affordable housing for all mega projects developed.
Anwar, who is also Finance Minister, said this was necessary as the requirement for these projects to include at least 30 per cent of affordable housing was not complied with accordingly.
The requirement on private housing developers to build at least 30 per cent of affordable housing in mega housing projects has been imposed since 1981.
According to Nga, the ministry is always aware of the issue of providing affordable housing because the agenda on home ownership is one of the main focuses of the ministry in ensuring the well-being of the people.