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Civil servants get 1,500 housing units

PUTRAJAYA: Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday launched the first phase of the Putrajaya 1Malaysia Civil Servants’ Housing Programme (PPA1M) which involves the construction of 1,256 housing units at Precinct 17 and 256 units at Precinct 11 here.

The PPA1M Putrajaya programme will offer more than 10,336 quality and affordable homes for civil servants residing within the country’s federal administrative centre.

Najib said that as an administration that cares for the needs of the masses, the government is moving in tandem with the pulse of the people in understanding their requirements, and in Putrajaya, where the majority of the residents are civil servants, comfortable and affordable homes have always been the centre of attention.

He said the residential units launched yesterday would take only about 18 months to complete.

A special feature about the scheme is that buyers need not make any progress payments but merely pay a minimum of RM2,000 as an initial payment while subsequent instalments would only start when the units are handed over to the buyers.

“Where can you find another government that implements this [programme]?” he said at the launch of the PPA1M Putrajaya, at Precinct 17.

PPA1M is a government initiative aimed at providing affordable homes for civil servants in major centres such as Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Baru.

Najib said the programme provides public housing with a minimum floor area of between 1,000 and 1,500 sq ft at between RM150,000 and RM300,000 per unit.

He said the first phase will beimplemented on a public-private partnership project between S P Setia Bhd and Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPj) and Putrajaya Holdings, with the government providing a subsidy in the form of land and capital fund injection.

“This means that about 10% of the construction cost of the houses comes from the capital injection by the government so that the house prices can be reduced.

“Without the capital fund contributed by the government, the price could be more than half a million ringgit.”

Najib said priority would be given to those with a household income of not more than RM8,000, who reside in Putrajaya and are working with government agencies and federal statutory bodies.

PPj president Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat said in a statement that those interested in purchasing the units should fill out the PPA1M-1 forms which may be downloaded from the PPj website www.ppj.gov.my or obtain the forms from PPj counters.

Completed forms must be returned to the PPA1M counters at the PPj complex before May 9. — Bernama

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