Tuesday, April 9, 2013
PKNS affordable houses price at below RM150,000
BY 2030, the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) plans to build 31,000 affordable houses for moderate income-earners, through a project known as Rumah Idaman PKNS.
This plan will be carried out in phases, with a total of 12,186 units to be built by 2020.
PKNS deputy general manager (technical) Abdul Ghani Hashim said the project was proposed in 2008, following their study which found that general living conditions of low-cost houses were lessthan-comfortable and that their surrounding areas were not properly maintained.
“For most low-cost housing areas, the development density is quite high,” he said during a press conference at PKNS Headquarters in Shah Alam.
“As such, this new concept, known as Rumah Idaman PKNS, will develop affordable housing that features more organised, sustainable and holistic environments.”
Houses will be built in areas such as Bandar Baru Bangi, Antara Gapi, Kota Puteri, Gombak, Seksyen U12, Shah Alam, Taman Sains Selangor II and Bandar Sultan Suleiman. These areas will also be equipped with community homework room, child care centres and other public facilities. “Over RM1.1 billion in subsidies will be spent until 2020 on this development,”
Abdul Ghani Hashim said. “This is considering these homes are offered lower than the market price, which is under RM150,000.”
PKNS has so far built 1,422 units in Bukit Botak, which is actually a squatter resettlement area. They are expected to be completed by next month.
“After considering all development costs, PKNS has subsidised the overall project for RM80 million,” he said. “Each semi-d unit is priced at RM99,000, with floor areas of 850 square feet featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms.”
The next project in Section 3, Bandar Baru Bangi, which commenced in 2011, is a six-storey apartment with an area ranging from 700 to 800 square feet. The project is expected to obtain the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) by June 2013.
“Each unit will feature two or three bedrooms and two bathrooms. They will be sold from RM60,000 to RM144,000, depending on the floor area of the unit,” he said.
“We will soon start construction in Antara Gapi and Desa Alam, Section U12 in Shah Alam. The groundbreaking ceremony for each was held on February 7 and March 5, 2013 respectively.” The Antara Gapi project is a one-and-a-half storey terrace house, containing 129 units fetching between RM100,000 to RM120,000 each. The project, which will receive a RM4.2 million subsidy, is expected to be complete in December 2014.
For the Desa Alam project, 104 apartment units with a floor area of 750 to 850 square feet, are being offered. A joint venture between PKNS and Debbin Sdn Bhd, the project also offers a conducive environment with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, priced from RM69,000 to RM120,000 each.
For this project, overall subsidies amount to RM9.5 million.