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Azmin: Use smart partnerships to develop homes for Felda folk

SHAH ALAM (June 18): Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will identify abandoned housing developments in its schemes and in partnership with the private sector, turn them into housing projects for the new generation.

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali told the media this after officiating a signing ceremony today between PCSB-MGB Consortium and Must Ehsan Development Sdn Bhd to develop Rumah Idaman project named Idaman Cahaya in Cahaya Alam, Shah Alam.

He noted states such as Pahang, Perak, Johor and Negeri Sembilan have vast lands for Felda housing developments and they could look at private-public partnerships to provide more homes to the settlers.

He added that around 5,000 homes will be ready to be delivered to Felda settlers by end of this year.

Meanwhile, the signing ceremony today saw the Idaman Cahaya housing development allocating 500 units of affordable houses to Felda settlers.

The project will be building 1,800 affordable houses priced at RM250,000 with each having 1,000 sq ft built-up sizes. They will also come with two car park bays and are semi-furnished with kitchen cabinet, water heater and TV.

“This is the first time a government affordable housing scheme has allocated some units to the settlers,” said Azmin.

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