Johor govt committed to reviving ailing housing projects, says exco man

State housing and local government committee chairman Datuk Mohd Jafni Md Shukor speaking at the Johor state assembly sitting in Kota Iskandar.

ISKANDAR PUTERI: A total of 17 "sick" or troubled development projects have been identified in Johor and a further seven have been categorised as abandoned, the state assembly was told.

State housing and local government committee chairman Datuk Mohd Jafni Md Shukor said projects inactive for three months would be categorised as sick while those left untouched for six months are considered abandoned.

The problematic projects are also listed in the Local Government Development Ministry website, he said, adding that the state was willing to act as a mediator even though the matter was under the Federal Government's jurisdiction.

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“We are always ready to assist in the rejuvenation of such projects, especially housing development, whether in the liquidation process or working with the local authorities and technical agencies to find a replacement contractor.

“Through the state’s intervention, several previously sick housing projects have been revived such as Taman Setia Indah with 639 units and Taman Kota Jaya (87 units), which saw homeowners receiving their keys recently,” he told the state assembly sitting at Kota Iskandar here on Sunday (Dec 4).

Mohd Jafni added that one more previously problematic project that is now slated for completion early next year is the Taman Residensi Kota Tinggi project with 625 units.

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“This reflects the state government's commitment and efforts to help resolve issues related to problematic development projects.

“The ministry has also blacklisted the developers involved in problematic projects as well as those that failed to pay the compounds imposed for delays in completion.

“The list of blacklisted developers is also available on the ministry’s website for the public and stakeholders’ knowledge,” he added.

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