Nga: Task force set up to study abandoned and 'sick' housing projects

IPOH: Each and every abandoned or "sick" housing project in the country will be studied in detail in an effort to revive such projects, says Nga Kor Ming.

The Local Government Development Minister said the Ministry’s special task force was already set up and had its first meeting as well to monitor the over 500 such projects.

"The task force has set up a war room to monitor such projects, to take steps to ensure the projects are saved, and most importantly to make sure the interests and the welfare of the house buyers are protected," he told reporters after presenting keys to some 10 house owners of the PR1MA housing project at the Kepayang Residence here on Saturday (Jan 28).

Nga said the ministry was in the midst of identifying the problems and looking into the details case by case.

"We are serious in looking into the issue affecting house owners," he added.

On Dec 30 Nga had said that a special task force would be set up in an effort to protect home buyers.

Nga, who is also the Kepayang assemblyman, said there were more than 90 affordable housing projects in Perak involving over 40,000 units, with the Kepayang Residence being one of them.

He said the 252 apartment unit complete with a multi-purpose hall, kindergarten, surau and playground was located at a very strategic location.

"The government hospital, stadium, food outlets as well as a recreational park is merely between a five- and ten-minutes’ drive," he added.

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