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Sunday March 23, 2014 MYT 8:18:09 AM
JOHOR BARU: The state government has blacklisted 28 property developers for failing to construct the minimum 30,000 units of low-cost houses within the stipulated time frame.
Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the state government had also frozen their applications for new projects.
The developers could clear their names from the blacklist by approaching the respective local councils and pay a fine before proceeding with a new project, he said.
Mohamed Khaled explained that the developer would be fined RM40,000 per unit if it failed to build any low-cost units at all and RM7,000 per unit if the developer had switched to building affordable homes instead of low-cost units.
“At the end of the day, what is important is that housing units have to be built on the designated land as planned,” he said after attending Crescendo Corporation Bhd’s affordable homes groundbreaking ceremony here yesterday.
He said the state government would not compromise on the matter so that other developers would not repeat the same mistake.
“Those who fail to build low-cost homes in the period of two years after the approval of their construction plans will be blacklisted in future,” said Mohamed Khaled.
He said the state government would set up a Johor Housing Board to handle problems concerning such errant developers.
Its other role was to identify suitable land for the construction of such houses, he said.
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