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SPNB not focusing on luxury homes in Klang Valley
Aug 17, 2012
The Real Estate and Housing Developers Association's (REHDA) claim that Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) is prioritising the construction of luxury homes in the Klang Valley has no basis, said Datuk Idris Haron (pictured), Chairman of SPNB.
"They can check our records. We don't build luxury homes unless we take over abandoned projects," he said in a report by Bernama.
This is in response to REHDA's allegation that the company failed to construct affordable units in the Klang Valley and instead focused on building bungalows and detached houses.
According to Idris, the definition of affordable housing varies, depending on geography and the state's economy.
Affordable homes cost RM250,000 each in Kuala Lumpur. In Malacca, these are priced between RM120,000 and RM150,000, while in Kelantan these are only RM60,000.
SPNB is also optimistic that it can complete 10,000 RMR1M houses as targeted for 2012, with 30 new designs, noted Idris.
He also explained that SPNB had completed 6,041 RMR1M units utilising the Industrialised Building System (IBS), which speeds up construction time to one month per unit. Moreover, around 18,179 people have applied for low-cost housing.
He also revealed that more IBS contractors will be deployed to ensure that the target is achieved by year-end, adding that 999 RMR1M units have been completed in Malacca, while 332 units are still under construction.