KUALA LUMPUR: Once abandoned housing projects under the Felda New Generation Housing (PGBF) is now 70% in progress, says Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
The Deputy Economic Affairs Minister told Parliament that the government had approved RM250mil worth of grants, through the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) White Paper, to complete 20 PGBF projects involving 4,794 houses.
"Until today, from the 20 projects, a total of nine projects involving 1,698 units of houses had received its Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).
"From the total, 1,070 units of houses or 63% have received their keys while 628 units in still in the process of handing over to the participants," he said in reply to a question from Datuk Dr Hasan Bahrom (PH-Tampin) during Question time.
Hasan had asked about the status of repairing homes for Felda's second generation which had been previously abandoned.
Mohd Radzi said another 11 projects involving 3,096 housing units are still being built.
"A total of 660 units are expected to be completed and will be handed to house owners by December this year.
"The remaining 2,436 units will be completed in stages by 2020," he added.
He also noted that the government's efforts to complete the abandoned housing projects will give direct benefit to Felda's younger generation.
"Felda is also in the midst of its outcome review as one of the measures to check the performance and results of the PGBF projects.
"Data from the study is expected to help Felda in creating an action plan which is more comprehensive and sustainable in addressing the lack of housing for Felda's new generation," he said.
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