Special housing scheme

KOTA KINABALU: Residents with a monthly income of less than RM3,000 can now afford to own a home at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) under the MyFirst Home scheme (PR1MA).

KKIP chief executive officer Dr Tarsiah TZ Taman said the homes offered in the KKIP are priced between RM200,000 and RM250,000.

She said this during a courtesy visit to the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin to an official briefing on the developments in the KKIP to the Head of State.

“We also took note of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri’s suggestions on promoting KKIP as a prime industrial area in Sabah,” Tarsiah said.

In a separate matter, the management of KKIP Sdn Bhd denied claims that former landowners affected by the KKIP development had spent a fortune to rent expensive houses while waiting for the resettlement schemes to be completed.

A KKIP spokesperson said: “The first phase of the resettlement schemes comprising 168 houses was completed and handed over to qualified landowners in 2000.

“On the other hand, the second phase consisting of 139 units is nearly completed, with the remaining houses to be constructed to be handed over to the landowners this year.

“Qualified recipients were relocated to nearby rented houses while waiting for the handing over of phase two of the scheme.”

The relocation expenses as well as the monthly rentals were 100% borned by KKIP Sdn Bhd.

“A total sum of RM2,573,240 was spent on monthly rentals since January 2006,” said the spokesperson who also urged concerned parties not to be influenced by such baseless claims.

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