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Simpler house-buying process for low income group

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Ministry is simplifying the process of buying houses from existing
Public Housing (PA) and People's Housing Projects (PPR) to allow low income earners to own homes.

Its minister, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, said the Federal Territory Land and Mines Director's Office (PPTGWP) has agreed to implement several payment exemptions for house purchases.

"The exemptions include registration and mortgage costs involving RM17.23 million which could benefit 44,146 people from the low income group in Kuala Lumpur.This means, low income buyers of homes from PA and PPR projects will enjoy savings of RM390 per unit," he said in a speech at the launch of a Land Management Seminar organised by the PPTGWP Welfare and Sports Club
here on Wednesday Oct 20.

Meanwhile, the PPTGWP collected RM361 million in land taxes in Kuala Lumpur, exceeding the previous RM221 million target, its director, Hasim Ismail, told reporters after the seminar launch. He said the success of the collection was based on notices of confiscation issued, and enforcement carried out by the office.

Also present were the ministry's secretary-general, Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib, and Federal Land and Mines director-general Datuk Azemi Kasim.-Bernama
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