State has identified sites for projects which will begin soon

A toss for prosperity: Fong (fourth from right), Hoh (fifth from right), Lam (sixth from right) and residents during a dinner event to appreciate senior citizens in conjunction with Chinese New Year in Lipis.

LIPIS: Lipis folks will continue to enjoy a host of benefits and developments under the Government, Lipis MCA division chief Datuk Fong Koong Fuee said.

Citing the 1Malaysia Housing Project (PR1MA), Fong said people could apply for the affordable homes measuring about 1,000 square feet in total built-up area.

“The state government has already identified the sites for the project to commence in the next few months.

“Under the PR1MA, homes ranging between RM150,000 to RM300,000 will be developed in urban and suburban areas throughout the country.

“Those who meet the criteria can obtain the forms and I will give my full support to the application as Cheka state assemblyman,” he said at a dinner programme.

The event to fete locals, including 300 senior citizens in conjunction with the festive season, was sponsored by Pahang Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry chairman Tan Sri Lam Kam Sang, who is also the Raub MCA division chief.

Representing MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai to officiate at the event was Pahang MCA chairman Datuk Hoh Khai Mun.

Fong said all serving civil servants were entitled to a further 10% discount on the stipulated price and assistance would be given to facilitate in securing bank loans.

He said other developments include expanding of Lipis Hospital and upgrading of railway lines linking Tumpat to Gemas.

“All these projects and improvements in terms of basic amenities are done with the people’s interest in mind and for their convenience.

“We should continue to support the present Government for the betterment of the people in the long term,” he said.

On the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Fong said Malaysia had the lowest rate with 6% as compared to other countries such as China (17%), Thailand (10%), the Philippines (11%), Cambodia (10%) and Vietnam (10%).

He said with Malaysia implementing the GST from April 1, only Brunei and Myanmar among the Asean countries have yet to do so.

Hoh said MCA would continue to work diligently for the people to win back their support.

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