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Government looking for developers to revive abandoned housing projects

JOHOR BARU: The government is looking for developers to revive 83 of 148 abandoned housing projects nationwide.

Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Kong Cho Ha said of the 148 projects, 15 abandoned projects had been successfully revived; 33 were in the process of being revived by the private sector; 10 by Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB); while seven projects were awaiting Certificates of Fitness for Occupation (CFO).

"We hope to reduce the number of abandoned projects from 83 to at least 70 in three years," he said after visiting the Taman Mawar abandoned housing project in Kulai and the Taman Cahaya Kota Putri in Plentong here on Friday March 5.

The Taman Mawar project, he said, would be revived by SPNB and the Taman Cahaya one by Maha Builders Sdn Bhd. Selangor has the highest number of abandoned projects at 40, followed by Johor with 33.

Meanwhile, he said amendment should be made to the Uniform Building By-Laws 1984 to make it compulsory for all new buildings to provide broadband infrastructure.

Kong said the regulation should be used by all local government authorities to fulfill the government's desire to have 50 per cent broadband service throughout the country by the end of the year.-- Bernama
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