GOVERNMENT TO UPGRADE LIVING CONDITIONS AT PPRs


PPR Seri Malaysia in Taman Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. The government has allocated RM200mil under Budget 2023 for low cost public housing maintenance in KL. – AZMAM GHANI/The Star

THE Local Government Development Ministry has been allocated RM50mil to ensure a safe environment at the People’s Housing Projects (PPRs) – with priority on replacing dilapidated elevators.

This is one of the various measures to improve liveability at PPRs, as announced by the Prime Minister when tabling Belanjawan 2023 in February.

PPRs have been implemented for decades to provide home ownership for the low-income rakyat. The Unity Government wants to improve living conditions at such schemes.

A young resident playing at PPR Seri Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The PPR programme has been implemented for decades to provide home ownership for the low-income rakyat. – AZMAN GHANI / The StarA young resident playing at PPR Seri Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The PPR programme has been implemented for decades to provide home ownership for the low-income rakyat. – AZMAN GHANI / The Star

Allocations for maintenance work include:

> Quotation limit for lift repairs and maintenance procurement increased from RM500,000 to RM1.2mil.

> RM200mil for low-cost public housing maintenance in Kuala Lumpur.

> RM44.4mil for Tabung Penyelenggaraan Perumahan Malaysia (Malaysian Housing Maintenance Fund).

> RM46mil for state low-cost public housing maintenance.

> RM25mil for upgrading and maintenance work of Kampung Baru Cina.

Aside from upgrading and maintenance of facilities, other efforts to improve the liveability of PPRs include:

> Free internet access at 56 selected PPRs.

> RM15mil to support NGOs’ remedial classes for children who fall behind in studies.

> RM30mil for the people’s commercial activities, for instance, food businesses using the Cloud Kitchen platform under the supervision of Yayasan Hasanah.

> RM1.3mil for zero waste community development among selected PPR communities as localised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

New PPR projects

An allocation of RM367mil has been given to develop new PPR projects to benefit 12,400 new residents.

The Rumah Mesra Rakyat programme under Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) will see the construction of 4,250 housing units with an allocation of RM358mil.

Syarikat Jaminan Kredit Perumahan (SJKP) has been providing government guarantees to assist borrowers without a fixed income.

In 2023, SJKP is ready to stand guarantor for up to RM5bil in loans to benefit 20,000 borrowers.

To further encourage home ownership, the government will continue to exempt stamp duty for first-time owners – full exemption of stamp duty for a home valued at RM500,000 and below, and 75% exemption for units costing more than RM500,000 to RM1mil.

PPR Seri Malaysia in Taman Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. The government has allocated RM200mil under Budget 2023 for low cost public housing maintenance in KL. – AZMAM GHANI/The StarPPR Seri Malaysia in Taman Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. The government has allocated RM200mil under Budget 2023 for low cost public housing maintenance in KL. – AZMAM GHANI/The Star

Corporate social responsibility

Government-linked companies (GLC) and government-linked investment companies (GLIC) contribute to various programmes for the welfare of the rakyat and the country. This includes a corporate social contribution of up to RM250mil to help uplift the hardcore poor.

ThinkCity, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, is working with KL City Hall (DBKL) to beautify focal locations in the city to raise the potential of historical and cultural assets.

To preserve our national heritage, Khazanah Nasional will spearhead a fund to procure RM700mil for the restoration of heritage buildings. This includes the redevelopment of Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad and Carcosa Seri Negara, in collaboration with ThinkCity.

Help for all

Under Belanjawan 2023, the government has introduced various measures to help B40 communities, whether urban or rural.

Those who qualify and have not applied for government aid are encouraged to do so, as the application process has been simplified and is user-friendly, and the benefits will be disbursed swiftly to successful applicants.

For more information on initiatives for the rakyat under Belanjawan 2023, go to belanjawan.mof.gov.my/manfaat

THE Local Government Development Ministry has been allocated RM50mil to ensure a safe environment at the People’s Housing Projects (PPRs) – with priority on replacing dilapidated elevators.

This is one of the various measures to improve liveability at PPRs, as announced by the Prime Minister when tabling Belanjawan 2023 in February.

PPRs have been implemented for decades to provide home ownership for the low-income rakyat. The Unity Government wants to improve living conditions at such schemes.

Allocations for maintenance work include:

> Quotation limit for lift repairs and maintenance procurement increased from RM500,000 to RM1.2mil.

> RM200mil for low-cost public housing maintenance in Kuala Lumpur.

> RM44.4mil for Tabung Penyelenggaraan Perumahan Malaysia (Malaysian Housing Maintenance Fund).

> RM46mil for state low-cost public housing maintenance.

> RM25mil for upgrading and maintenance work of Kampung Baru Cina.

Aside from upgrading and maintenance of facilities, other efforts to improve the liveability of PPRs include:

> Free internet access at 56 selected PPRs.

> RM15mil to support NGOs’ remedial classes for children who fall behind in studies.

> RM30mil for the people’s commercial activities, for instance, food businesses using the Cloud Kitchen platform under the supervision of Yayasan Hasanah.

> RM1.3mil for zero waste community development among selected PPR communities as localised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

New PPR projects

An allocation of RM367mil has been given to develop new PPR projects to benefit 12,400 new residents.

The Rumah Mesra Rakyat programme under Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) will see the construction of 4,250 housing units with an allocation of RM358mil.

Syarikat Jaminan Kredit Perumahan (SJKP) has been providing government guarantees to assist borrowers without a fixed income.

In 2023, SJKP is ready to stand guarantor for up to RM5bil in loans to benefit 20,000 borrowers.

To further encourage home ownership, the government will continue to exempt stamp duty for first-time owners – full exemption of stamp duty for a home valued at RM500,000 and below, and 75% exemption for units costing more than RM500,000 to RM1mil.

Corporate social responsibility

Government-linked companies (GLC) and government-linked investment companies (GLIC) contribute to various programmes for the welfare of the rakyat and the country. This includes a corporate social contribution of up to RM250mil to help uplift the hardcore poor.

ThinkCity, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, is working with KL City Hall (DBKL) to beautify focal locations in the city to raise the potential of historical and cultural assets.

To preserve our national heritage, Khazanah Nasional will spearhead a fund to procure RM700mil for the restoration of heritage buildings. This includes the redevelopment of Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad and Carcosa Seri Negara, in collaboration with ThinkCity.

Help for all

Under Belanjawan 2023, the government has introduced various measures to help B40 communities, whether urban or rural.

Those who qualify and have not applied for government aid are encouraged to do so, as the application process has been simplified and is user-friendly, and the benefits will be disbursed swiftly to successful applicants.

For more information on initiatives for the rakyat under Belanjawan 2023, go to belanjawan.mof.gov.my/manfaat

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