KUALA LUMPUR: A Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) plan is in the pipeline to build three-bedroom council homes to house some 1,000 young families in the city.
Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said the project is estimated to cost RM200mil and will use land owned by DBKL in Taman Danau Desa.
He said the matter had been forwarded to Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa and that the groundbreaking is expected to take place by the end of the year.
"We estimate that the project would take between one and a half to two years to complete, with each unit measuring 700 to 750sq ft," he said.
The mayor said DBKL was looking into renting out the homes on a temporary basis, with the priority being newlyweds and couples with small children.
"There will be conditions attached to the rental and we are looking at maybe about a RM300 monthly rental," he said when met at Menara DBKL 1 in Jalan Raja Laut on Wednesday (Sept 23).
Asked how the council homes differ from the public housing projects (PPR) that are under DBKL, Nor Hisham said the PPR were meant as temporary housing for the needy.
"PPR units are rented out at RM124 monthly and occupants are supposed to leave after five years," he said.
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