More Than 20,000 'Residensi Prihatin' Units Set Aside For MAF Personnel

22 Mar 2021

More Than 20,000 'Residensi Prihatin' Units Set Aside For MAF Personnel

The Ministry of Federal Territories will set aside over 20,000 units of the 40,000 “Residensi Prihatin” units to be built for the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) members.

Measuring from 750 sq ft to over 1,000 sq ft, the houses will have three rooms and two bathrooms and will have a maximum price of RM200,000, reported Bernama.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa revealed that the houses will be built near army camps, facilitating army personnel who commute home to work, including in Sungai Besi and Setapak.

“The Ministry of Defence has already recommended [the construction of houses] for Cabinet ministers and Kuala Lumpur City Hall, and the project has received preliminary approval and the plots of land have also been identified,” he said as quoted by Bernama.

“We expect the housing construction project to be completed between three and five years,” he said after officiating the 28th annual general meeting of the MAF Veterans Ketereh branch at Dewan Tun Ghafar Baba, Yayasan Kemiskinan Kelantan (YKK), Padang Kala, Melor near Kota Bharu.

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Aimed at eradicating poverty and improving the standard of living of people at Federal Territories, the “Residensi Prihatin” scheme seeks to help MAF officers and personnel to acquire their own homes, with monthly repayments for as low as RM1,000, said Annuar, who also serves as the Ketereh Member of Parliament.

Taking similar steps, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDR M) also increased the construction of homes priced at RM200,000, he added.

“This programme is in line with the ministry’s policy of providing houses below RM200,000 to targeted groups, so that buyers can afford the monthly repayment of less than RM1,000,” he said.


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