THE government’s budget allocation for the maintenance of public housing is a short-term solution to the challenges in the segment.
The Institution of Engineers Malaysia VP Dr Wang Hong Kok said the RM100 million budget — allocated for the repair and refurbishment of public housing to ensure lifts, electrical wiring, sanitary pipes and roofing are safe and in good working order —is on an adhoc basis and can only last a year.
“The key issue is, why are so many parcel holders of low-cost and medium-cost housing refusing to pay? The government must investigate the reasons.
“I believe if everyone pays the prescribed service charge, there is no need for an extra out-of-the-way funding from the government,” he told The Malaysian Reserve (TMR).
Media Title: The Malaysian Reserve
Date: 16 Oct, 2019