KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 119,933 units of houses under the 1Malaysia Housing Pro-ject (PR1MA), involving 80 projects nationwide, have been approved for construction so far.
PR1MA chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Mutalib Alias said of the total, 40,000 units of the houses were already under construction, while the construction of the remaining units would begin any time.
“It includes the seven new projects to build 7,116 units of houses, for which applications were recently closed,” he said after opening the 33rd annual general meeting of the Federal Territories Malay Contractors Association of Malaysia here yesterday.
The seven new projects are in Alam Damai, Kuala Lumpur; Bandar Meru Raya, Perak; Kuala Ketil, Kedah; Sungai Petani 1, Kedah; Bandar Layangkasa, Johor; Tebrau, Johor; and Melaka Tengah 1.
He said the applications for houses under the seven projects was closed last Sunday and the drawing of lots was expected to be held soon.
Abdul Mutalib also reminded the public to be wary of persons posing as PR1MA agents and offering PR1MA houses for certain fees.
On PR1MA house application, he said only one application was needed because if the applicant failed in the drawing process of a certain project, his or her application would still be valid for the next project.
So far, he said 950,000 online applications had been received for PR1MA houses.
The PR1MA project, which was mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, is aimed at providing the people with affordable houses in strategic locations nationwide.
Each PR1MA house is priced between RM100,000 and RM400,000 and offered to Malaysian citizens with monthly household income of between RM2,500 and RM10,000. — Bernama