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Facelift boost for old housing schemes

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The government is committed to providing better living for those residing in old housing schemes.

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said this was in line with the National Housing Policy 2.0 which was launched in January.

“One of the plans is to redevelop housing schemes over 30 years old, particularly the high-rise residential properties. Most of these units are small, some with only one or two rooms. Under the policy, the minimum requirement for an affordable housing unit would be three rooms and two bathrooms with a (built-up) size of 900 sq ft (83.61sq m).

“We are reviewing the old residential properties to provide bigger and more comfortable homes for the B40 income group. Many of the existing housing schemes are congested and in poor condition with outdated facilities. We are moving towards smart development by monitoring and ensuring better management of the houses.

Media Title: New Straits Times

Date: 4 May 2019

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