IPOH: The local government development ministry has allocated RM308 million for the development of three new people’s housing projects (PPR) in Perak.
This will involve 1,200 units in three parliamentary constituencies.
Minister Nga Kor Ming said that the first project to be developed would be the PPR Tambun in Manjoi, which is under the Tambun parliamentary constituency, on a site owned by the state government.
He said the project targets 500 units with facilities like lifts, a surau, a kindergarten and a community centre. The project will cost RM140 million.
The ministry is currently seeking special consideration and approval from the economy ministry for this.
The second site is PPR Lenggong, located within the Kota Tampan state constituency, with 300 units of terraced houses to be developed on a site provided by the state government.
There will be basic facilities such as a surau, kindergarten and a hall. The project will cost RM72 million.
“PPR Lengong, or its original name, PPR Perak, has been approved and will be implemented as soon as possible,” Nga said after attending the Perak state assembly sitting here today.
As for PPR Teluk Intan, Nga said it is located in the Changkat Jong state constituency, with 400 units of terrace houses. Basic facilities such as a prayer hall, landscaping and a playground will be provided. It will be built on a site owned by PR1MA Malaysia Corporation and will cost RM96 million.
“These three PPR projects will help achieve the federal government’s target for the construction of 500,000 units of affordable housing under the 12th Malaysia Plan,” he said.