TANGKAK: The Government has revived several abandoned housing schemes to ensure lower-income groups have access to affordable housing.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said this after presenting keys to Taman Sri Nilam residents here yesterday.
Abdul Ghani, who was accompanied by State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Ahmad Zahri Jamil, said Taman Sri Nilam, with 180 units of houses, had been abandoned for more than 10 years.
He said the Government decided to allocate some RM6.2mil to revive the scheme and hired a developer last year to build the homes.
“The developer took about eight months to complete the scheme.
“Today we are happy that the buyers received the certificate of fitness to their houses as well as the keys.
“We want to thank the Housing Ministry, the district office, the Ledang Local Council and all utility departments here for their cooperation,” he added.
SOURCE: THE STAR, FEBRUARY 23, 2013