Federal Land Development Authority’s (FELDA) Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad announced that the agency is mulling to build more homes in its settlement areas under its own housing program.
So far, FELDA plans to build 20,000 houses in the next five years, as mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“This means we have to build 4,000 houses each year, but I’m confident that we are capable of building more than 4,000 houses,” said Mohd Isa who is also the MP for Jempol.
“I believe that house ownership among FELDA settlers should not be the major issue of concern. Insya Allah (God willing), Felda will try its best to provide sufficient number of houses to meet the demand,” he said adding that the agency’s housing program has become more appealing among the grown-up children of FELDA settlers.
The program is in line with the agency’s initiatives to build modern and comfortable housing projects for the next-generation of FELDA settlers, while its integrated agricultural projects aim to provide stable jobs and extra source of income to the settlers.
Each unit built under the scheme are priced from RM75,000 to RM80,000. They also come with two bathrooms and three rooms, with sizes at 1,000 sq ft.