Perak to develop affordable housing based on Islamic concepts on wakaf land


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019

TAIPING (Bernama): The Perak Islamic Economy Development Corporation will develop idle plots of land owned by the State Islamic Religious and Malay Custom Council (MAIPK) with affordable housing projects based on the Islamic concept.

Chief executive officer Abd Rahman Abdullah Thani said among the areas identified for the projects, to be developed from 2020 to 2021, were Kampar, Alor Pongsu and Chemor.

He said the projects would be implemented based on Islamic concepts to meet the syariah requirements and to create awareness among buyers about wakaf (endowment) land.

"For each piece of wakaf land to be developed, we will be applying the Islamic concept in the interior design, such as separating toilets and bathrooms to ensure sanctity and cleanliness.

"The toilets should also not be facing the kibla (direction of the Kaaba in Makkah) in order to fulfil the Islamic concept," he said at a news conference, in conjunction with the ground-breaking ceremony for a terrace house development project here Wednesday (Feb 13).

Abd Rahman said the prices offered for houses in all these projects would not exceed RM250,000 per unit in efforts to uplift and sustain the economy of Muslims in the state.

On today's ground-breaking ceremony, he said the project, on 0.19ha piece of land, comprised 10 units of affordable double-storey terrace houses based on the Islamic design concept. It is expected to be completed in 2020. - Bernama