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More affordable housing coming up in Bentong - Liow

Last update: 19/04/2018BENTONG, April 19 (Bernama) -- More affordable housing projects will be implemented by the federal or state government in the district soon.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the implementation of the affordable housing projects would be a top priority of the government as it is a necessity and the projects received high demand from the people.

As an example, Liow who is also Bentong MP referred to the 1Malaysia People's Housing (PR1MA) in Sungai Dua here, which was implemented by the Pahang state government.

"The project involved the construction of 28 units of double-storey houses costing RM135,000 with three bedrooms and two bathrooms each are scheduled to be completed next year."

"Only 28 units will be built here on the 0.7284 hectare (1.8 acre) site which is a former sawmill. But we will find more suitable land for the following projects," he told reporters after launching the project here today.

He added the federal government would also be building 500 units of medium cost houses in the district and the project is scheduled to begin this year.

"We have identified a suitable site. All these projects are the start to more affordable houses in Bentong as the government is giving high commitment to the housing agenda," he said.

MEANWHILE in Slim River, MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said DAP's strategy in contesting against BN leaders especially from MCA and Gerakan was a personal attack and not aimed at serving the people in the constituencies.

He said the opposition party's move was only to create tension and the geopolitical race space in the 14th general election (GE14).

"DAP leaders should have a plan and vision for the people in the constituencies they are contesting and not through emotional personal attacks."

"It is very unfortunate. Leaders like (Gerakan President) Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong is focus of their attack. However, BN is not an individual but it is a group (of people). With collective efforts and based on our track records we built over the years, we will win the people's trust," he told reporters after attending the ground breaking ceremony of an open hall for about 300 students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Aminuddin Baki here today.

-- BERNAMA