More than 46k of RMR1M affordable homes completed, Zuraida tells Dewan Rakyat

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  • Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 46,301 units of Rumah Mesra Rakyat 1Malaysia (RMR1M) have been completed as of August this year, says Zuraida Kamaruddin.

The Housing and Local Government Minister

said based on the application statistics between 2002 until Aug 31 this year, a total of 93,693 applications had been received and reviewed across the country for the affordable homes.

She said of the figure 50,299, a total of 46,301 units have been completed, 2,630 units are in the process of being built, while 1,368 is in the process of completing its agreement documents," she said in reply to Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (BN-Ayer Hitam) during the Special Chambers in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Oct 10).

Wee had asked the ministry to state the action taken to ensure that the project will not be abandoned by contractors.

Zuraida said in the initiative under Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB), the government would subsidise RM20,000, while the building cost would be between RM45,000 and RM60,000 via a loan from SPNB.

On the claims made by contractors over RMR1M projects, she revealed that a total of RM793.8mil payment had been made across the country since 2015.

"From the total, only 6.6% or

RM52.7mil, has yet to be paid to contractors," she said.

She said that the ministry would also impose a minimum fine of RM50 per day to errant contractors.

"This is a charge to contractors who failed to complete within the timeframe," she said.

"This is because any delays would cause SPNB to fork out additional operational cost for monitoring and document preparation for each of the delayed units," she added.

However, she said contractors can appeal over the fines with supportive documents.

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