SOME 650 Rumah Selangorku Kemuning Idaman homeowners in Bukit Rimau, Shah Alam, received keys to their new units from Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.
Among the owners was Selangor Housing and Property Board (LPHS) which purchased 30 units for a Smart Rental Scheme for those unable to buy their own homes.
“The Selangor government is aware that the present challenging situation, such as the Russia-Ukraine geopolitical conflict and global economic uncertainties, have caused an increase in the prices of construction materials,” Amirudin said in his speech.
“As at Jan 1, 2023, a total of 386 projects involving 221,671 Rumah Selangorku units were approved by the state executive council.
“Ninety-three projects comprising 33,071 units have been completed and keys handed over, 61 projects involving 16,965 units are under construction while the remaining projects that are yet to be built are at the planning stage and awaiting building approvals from the relevant authorities.
“LPHS is also involved in providing Rumah Selangorku units, where over 3,500 units will be built on LPHS land in five locations.”
Amirudin said new policy improvements factoring in aspects such as development zone, building components, specifications, building control and enforcement were made to Rumah Selangorku 3.0, which recently took effect on Jan 3.
“What’s interesting about Rumah Selangorku 3.0 is that it offers unit options based on specific needs, such as solo (one room) for single people, and duo, trio or quad for married people,” he said.
He added that the policy was expected to increase the Rumah Selangorku homes and reach the target of 60,000 units by 2025.
Selangor state housing, urban well-being and entrepreneur development committee chairman Rodziah Ismail, LPHS executive director Datuk Dr Juhari Ahmad, Orang Besar Daerah Klang Datuk Setia Mohammed Khusrin Munawi, Shah Alam mayor Dr Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid and Klang district officer Shahman Jalaludin witnessed the event.
Kemuning Idaman developer Paramount Property was represented by Paramount Corporation Bhd group chief executive officer Jeffrey Chew and deputy group CEO Benjamin Teo.
Chew said Paramount was pleased to support nation-building by building affordable homes.
“In support of the Rumah Selangorku initiative to help Malaysians own homes, Paramount has completed 1,356 units of affordable homes in Selangor including in Kemuning Idaman.
“Over the next two to three years, Paramount will launch more than 3,000 affordable homes in Shah Alam, Salak Tinggi and Petaling Jaya, We look forward to continuing cooperation with the Selangor government towards a prosperous state, to grow in strength,” he said.
Amirudin visited some of the apartments after the handover ceremony and, along with other VIPs, planted “happiness trees” next to the surau as a symbolic gesture in wishing the Kemuning Idaman unit owners happiness in their new homes.
In a media statement, Paramount Property said the gated and guarded Kemuning Idaman comprised 650 apartments in 16-storey and 17-storey blocks.