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Kedah's land control policy prioritises building of affordable homes

JITRA: The land control policy of the Kedah government gives priority to the building of affordable or low-cost houses, which are in high demand from the public.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the policy was implemented to ensure families from every level of society could afford to own a house.

"The state government will not allow land to be used for building many more high-cost homes to solely fulfil the needs of the rich, as land is limited while the population keeps increasing and they need affordable homes."

He said this at the ground-breaking ceremony for the low-cost apartment project comprising 420 units in Taman Tunku Sarina, Bandar Darul Aman, here, on May 31. The 3-bedroom units costing RM48,000 each, are for families with a household monthly income of below RM1,500.

Azizan said more than 21,000 people had registered with e-Sinar, a portal to assist those from the low-income group to own a house.

He said 531 affordable houses priced between RM100,000 and RM150,000 each in Bandar Sejahtera Pokok Sena had all been booked within two months. The project is being developed by state government subsidiary company, Seri Temin Development Sdn Bhd.

Darulaman Realty Sdn Bhd, another state government-linked company which is the developer of the Taman Tunku Sarina apartments, will build 1,700 more low-cost and affordable units in Sungai Petani and Kuala Ketil by year-end. -- Bernama
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