KUALA LUMPUR – The Bukit Jalil 1Malaysia Public Housing Project (1MPHP) was completed 17 months ahead of schedule enabling 1,536 civil servants to have and move into their own home today.
The house key handing over ceremony was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Developed by Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd, the project was launched on April 8, 2015 and scheduled to be completed in May 2019.
The units ranged from 1,000 sq ft to 1,434 sq ft in size and cost between RM150,000 and RM300,000 each. The current market value for a 1,434 sq ft unit is around RM500,000.
The Bukit Jalil 1MPHP consists of two blocks with basic facilities such as a clinic, surau, kindergarten, nursery, playground and a multipurpose hall that can accommodate 600 people. It is the first 1MPHP-Federal Government endeavour and initiative to provide affordable housing to Support Group B40 civil servants.
To date, the government has approved the construction of 135,456 1MPHP units involving 433 projects nationwide, of which 17,191 units (22 projects) are in Kuala Lumpur.
The projects are monitored by the 1MPHP Unit under the Prime Minister’s Department.
Najib pointed out that the success in completing the Bukit Jalil PPA1M project, the highest PPA1M project in Malaysia with two blocks of 41-storey buildings, fulfilled the government policy and agenda for the comfort of the people and national development.
“Alhamdulillah, through this concept too, it saved government funds. Hopefully, a similar initiative would be continued by the government in future,” he said.
He added that to date, a total of 135,456 units (433 projects) of PPA1M out of the 200,000 units targeted had been approved by the government for the benefit of eligible civil servants.
“I understand that 43,993 units of PPA1M (nationwide) had been offered to the civil servants,” said Najib, who believed and was confident that the balance of the uncompleted PPA1M units would be implemented by the government in stages.
He explained that the PPA1M project was a recognition to the civil servants who formed the backbone of the government who should be appreciated and not neglected.
“That is why the PPA1M was created. We not only provide houses that are cheaper than the market price, in fact it will become additional personal assets to the applicants who could reap profits through this project.
“Imagine that the Bukit Jalil PPA1M houses cost only between RM150,000 and RM300,000 compared with RM500,000 upwards according to the market price.
“This indirectly helped the government in making significant savings and at the same time give benefits to all civil servants,” Najib said.
Also present were the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Federal Territory Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. – BERNAMA