Rampai Residences ready ahead of time

Completed seven months earlier than expected, the 21-storey building in Setapak has a unique system where half the units are under Rumawip while the remaining are condominiums.

Federal Territories Affordable Housing scheme (Rumawip) Rampai Residences unit owners received their keys seven months earlier than scheduled.

At the recent key handover ceremony of the Rumawip Rampai Residences in Taman Sri Rampai, Setapak, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said there would be more affordable housing projects in Pandan Emas, Bukit Jalil, Kepong, Keramat and Bandar Tun Razak.

Tengku Adnan cited integrated affordable housing developments found in the United Kingdom as an example for Rampai Residences.

“Rampai Residences is the first Rumawip joint-venture programme with the private sector.

“It has a unique system whereby half is sold as Rumawip units and the top floor, which has a size of 1,000 sq ft (92.9sqm) and above, are condominium units.

The Rumawip units were sold at RM299,000 per 850 sq ft (79 sqm) unit and share the facilities provided for the condominium, including the swimming pool and gym.

“We have nearly 50,000 units for Rumawip and the prices range from RM35,000 right up to RM300,000,” he said.

He also said there had been discussions to reduce the maximum price to RM260,000 for 850sq ft.

“Since October of this year, we have achieved a total of 49,463 units or 62% of our overall target of 80,000 units by 2020,” he added.

He said 26 projects had been offered to citizens since the Rumawip programme was implemented from 2013 to 2016.

“Some units have already been sold and there are still some in the screening application or sales phase such as Pandanmas 2 Residences, Kepongmas Residences and Puchongmas Residences.

“On top of that, the Kuala Lumpur mayor has also started on Council Homes in Sungai Udang, mainly for rental.

“There will also be a second set of Council Homes for youths at Razak Mansion as well as Kampung Keramat, where we are going to build Council Homes for young people who work in the service industry such as hotels and restaurants, and they can rent from us for about RM50 to RM80 per month.

The Rampai Residences, which began its first phase of construction on April 2014, was completed with Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) in Oct 2016.

It covers 0.74 ha, with one block made up of 21 storeys and 322 units, of which, 161 units were reserved for Rumawip.

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