THE Federal Territories Ministry is close to offering 80,000 affordable homes under the Rumawip programme in Kuala Lumpur by end of 2018, says its minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
Making the feat more impressive is the fact that the goal will be achieved two years ahead of the original deadline.
“We are almost reaching our target and I am confident we can do it before this year ends.
“The ministry has urged some of the developers to speed up their construction. Most of the Rumawip projects were delivered ahead of time,” Tengku Adnan said during the launch and balloting session for Residensi Vista Wirajaya and Vista Wirajaya 2 at SJK(C) Wangsa Maju in Danau Kota, Setapak.
Developed by Ambanang Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Platinum Victory, both projects offer a total of 953 units.
In Residensi Vista Wirajaya, 300 units are allocated to Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) staff while 105 units from the Vista Wirajaya 2 are reserved to house former squatters who were occupying the project’s site. Each unit will be sold at RM42,000.
Tengku Adnan cautioned buyers to adhere to the moratorium where buyers were not allowed to sell their units in the next 10 years.
“This is to avoid property market speculation and it benefits the next generations of buyers.
“The Residensi Vista Wirajaya and Vista Wirajaya 2 Rumawip portal for both projects was open for registration on Aug 18 and 22 (last year),” he added.
Also present were Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Loga Bala Mohan, Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd managing director Gan Yu Chai and DBKL executive director (Planning) Datuk Mohd Najib Mohd.
As of last month, the Rumawip programme had reached 89.44% of the targeted units offering a total of 71,554 units in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.