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RM155 Million In Budget 2016 To Rehabilitate Low Cost Housing Facilities

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MELAKA – The government has allocated RM155 million in the Budget 2016 for rehabilitation of elevators, staircases, handrails and electrical wiring in low cost housing areas.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the allocation would be channeled through the low cost public housing maintenance programme and 1Malaysia Maintenance Fund.

However, he said, for other works at the public housing areas such as beautification or construction of recreational facilities like a futsal court, residents have to fork out 10 per cent of the cost.

“For other works, residents have to fork out 10 per cent of the cost so they will have a sense of belonging to the place,” he said.

He said this while launching a National Blue Ocean Strategy Social Transformation Programme at Pangsapuri Kiara, Batu Berendam here Saturday. Also present was Melaka Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Haron.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman told a press conference that the ministry would study the feasibility of various new technologies in solid waste disposal in the state.

He said Melaka was among three locations proposed for the building of an incinerator in the country.

The incinerator in Melaka would be implemented after completion of the project in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, he said.

The third proposed incinerator would be built in Bukit Payung, Johor. – BERNAMA

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