SEREMBAN: The Housing and Local Government Ministry will look into complaints of the unfinished 1Malaysia People's Housing (PR1MA) scheme in Bandar Ekar, Rantau, says minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
“I will look into what actually happened. I was not informed about this. The ministry will look into this,” she said at a press conference before a ceramah in Kuala Sawah, Rantau Saturday (April 6).
“I can also meet the buyers tomorrow (April 7). We can arrange a meeting,” she said.
Zuraida, who is also PKR vice-president, was here in Rantau to campaign for Pakatan candidate Dr S. Streram for the by-election.
“If the contractor faced financial problems, we may be able to find a ‘white knight’ for the project. I don’t have a lot of information on the matter yet,” she said, adding she will contact the PR1MA chief executive officer and Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd director to learn about the status of the project.
"The ministry is tasked with consolidating the PR1MA schemes. Due diligence and an audit of the company is being carried out, but we will continue with all the existing schemes," she said.
The due diligence report on PR1MA is expected to be completed in June.
Earlier, Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan had reportedly said he was told the construction of the PR1MA project in Rantau had halted.
He said it is a burden to the buyers, as they have to pay the housing loan instalment for the uncompleted houses, as well as rental.
"Many buyers came to meet me. I have written to PR1MA so that they will take note and continue the project," he was reported to have said.