‘System benefits many people’

Che Zakaria (second from right) handing over a home ownership certificate to a recipient at the RMBJ C Tanjung Senibong open ballot process at SJK(C) Chee Tong.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government has no intention of changing its method of selecting recipients for its affordable homes under the Rumah Mampu Biaya Johor (RMBJ) scheme.

State housing, communication and multimedia committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad said the government will continue to conduct the open ballot system as it gave the public a better understanding on how the voting and distributing processes were implemented.

He pointed out that the open ballot system, introduced by the state government on Aug 1, last year had benefited many people.

“The system is more systematic, fair and transparent and the public can see for themselves how the homeowners are selected.

“Eligible applicants can apply for RMBJ through the erumah.johor.gov.my website.”

“Screening will then be conducted to make sure that each applicant passes the requirements, ” said Dzulkefly in his speech which was read out by Permas assemblyman Datuk Seri Che Zakaria Mohd Salleh.

Che Zakaria represented him at the Rumah Mampu Biaya Johor C (RMBJ C) Tanjung Senibong open ballot process at SJK(C) Chee Tong here.

The Kota Iskandar assemblyman added that those who passed the screening would be called to attend the open balloting process.

On the programme, Dzulkefly said Tanjung Senibong was a mixed development township with a total area of 89.84ha for housing and business projects. He added that the area would have 766 units of apartments, six business sites and 1,088 RMBJ units.

“Tanjung Senibong is located next to old townships such as Taman Megah Ria and Taman Rinting and is easily accessible from the Johor Baru-Pasir Gudang Highway and Pasir Gudang Highway, ” he said.

“A total of 178 people have received their home ownership certificates and are expected to move into their new homes by the middle of 2020, ” he said, adding that work on the project that started in 2017 was now about 80% completed.

Dzulkefly said the units measured about 1,006 sq ft with a living room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining room, kitchen and balcony. There is also lift service.

The public amenities provided included surau, multi-purpose hall, and was located within 3km from schools, police station, mosque, hospital and a shopping centre.

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