1,300 housing units in Sentul, Bukit Kiara to be demolished

The residents living in longhouses in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, for the past 38 years will get a free apartment each.

KOTA BHARU: About 1,300 housing units in Sentul and Bukit Kiara will be demolished and replaced with new housing projects, Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa said.

He said houses under the new housing project, to be implemented under the Kuala Lumpur Modernisation programme, would be given to selected owners of the demolished housing units for free.

“About 1,000 flat units built about 30 years ago in the Sentul area, with a floor area of about 480 sq ft, will be demolished and the owners will be given new housing units, which will be bigger, for free.”

He said this will also involve residents staying at 300 units of longhouses in Bukit Kiara.

Annuar Musa

He said the housing units to be built under the programme would cost about RM200,000 each.

They would be built using private funds with the government only providing the site, Annuar, who is Ketereh MP, said after distributing Aidilfitri contributions to residents in Kok Lanas here today.

He said the ministry also planned to build 5,000 units of houses under the “Residensi Prihatin” programme for those working in Kuala Lumpur and with a household income of below RM4,000 monthly.

Application for the houses, to cost RM250,000 per unit, will be open to those aged 35 and below, he added.

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