PUTRAJAYA: The existing policy requiring developers to allocate a portion of their development projects to affordable housing will be reviewed, says the Prime Minister.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the government felt the policy was not working according to the speed and scale required of them.
“I have asked the Local Government Development Ministry to re-look at the policy and impose new conditions.
“Why must it be just the government preparing affordable housing for the people when we have developers building huge projects.
“It is partly their responsibility to build (affordable housing),” he said when presenting keys to homeowners of the Dalur Civil Servants Housing Project at Precinct 18 here Thursday (June 1).
The Prime Minister said that some 200,000 units of houses priced at RM300,000 and below were needed to meet housing demands of civil servants nationwide.
In Putrajaya, there are currently close to 10,000 units of houses under the civil servants housing project initiatives.
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