ULU TIRAM: Johor will start an online registration system for its affordable housing scheme to ensure that the houses are build based on the demand from eligible buyers.
Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamad Khaled Nordin said that the online registration system is currently being developed and it would be implemented in the middle of next year.
He said with the system in place the state government’s agencies and private developers tasked to build the affordable houses would be able to better plan the construction of the houses.
“The online registration system will ensure only genuine and eligible buyers will benefit and not those who already owned houses and speculators,” Mohamed Khaled said.
He assured that the 28,000 units of affordable houses to be built statewide including 20,000 in Iskandar Malaysia within the next five years would be allocated to the right people.
Mohamed Khaled said this in a press conference at the handing over of 154 units of low-cost houses costing RM80,000 each unit in Kampung Oren here developed by Johor Corporation’s (JCorp) entity Johor Land Bhd.
He said the online system would also give a clearer picture on the needs of affordable houses in Johor including which areas where the affordable housing scheme should take place.
“We want to avoid building the affordable houses only at certain areas; hence leaving the other areas less developed or without development for the people,’’ Mohamed Khaled added.
He said the state government also planned to extend the online registration to cover non-affordable residential properties to see the demand and supply in the property market.
Mohamed Khaled said this would assist developers to plan their projects carefully and only build houses based on the real demand from prospective buyers to avoid property overhang.
In a separate matter, he said the contract of JCorp president and chief executive officer Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu has been extended for another three years beginning January 1, 2014.