HOMEOWNERS of Residensi Gurneymas, Kuala Lumpur were happy to get their keys 24 months ahead of schedule.
Residensi Gurneymas is a project under Federal Territories Affordable Housing (Rumawip).
At the key handover ceremony, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said the buyers were lucky to have purchased a unit as it was a rarity to get a house at RM198,000 in the city.
“Such a price was made possible with the collaboration between the developer, Aset Kayamas and DBKL. DBKL reduced the land premium to subsidise the cost of the project.
“There are 274 units in the 34-storey block. Each unit comes with three bedrooms and two baths,” he said.
Khalid also said a total of 89 projects comprising 55,974 units had been approved.
“There are 80 projects in Kuala Lumpur, seven projects in Putrajaya and two in Labuan. Still the demand runs into the thousands.
“Aset Kayamas alone built 4,496 units through the completion of Residensi Pandanmas, Pandanmas 2, Sentulmas, Puchongmas and Razakmas. In the pipeline is another 3,005 units, through the development of Residensi Kepongmas, Jalilmas and Wangsamas which are due to be completed next year,” he said.
Khalid said those who were interested in Rumawip could register via rumawip.kwp.gov.my as there were still projects with vacant units for sale.
“We will ensure the future projects can fulfil the present needs of the people, including a more conducive and comfortable environment that is family-friendly, practical and affordable. We also want to ensure the project is transparent, undertaken with integrity and benefits the targeted group,” he said.
Also present at the ceremony was Aset Kayamas founder and chairman Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong, among other representatives from the ministry and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
Two work colleagues who
work in DBKL are among the proud homeowners of Residensi Gurneymas.
Engineer assistants Masayu Salleh, 37, and Siti Rahimah Abdul Rahim, 47, who both own houses in the outskirts of Selangor, will be moving into their new homes soon.
Masayu said her family of five had been living with her mother in Gombak despite having a house in Sungai Buloh because of the distance to her workplace.
“Both my husband and I work in Kuala Lumpur. It will cost a lot of time and money for toll and petrol if we were to travel from Sungai Buloh every day.
“I cannot wait to have a place of my own and will move in immediately after doing some renovations,” she said.
Siti Rahimah, who owns a house in Sepang, was renting a house in Jalan Klang Lama because of convenience, too.
“My husband has retired and my children are all studying away from home. Sepang is too far for travelling every day. So, I am happy that I can finally afford to buy my own house in the city,” she said.