Proprimas to build 1,000 houses next year

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KOTA BHARU: Proprimas Holdings Sdn Bhd (Proprimas), which manages the 'Program Perumahan Ihsan Malaysia' (Malaysia Compassionate Housing Programme) proposes to build 1,000 units of houses in the country next year to cater to the population in the low-income bracket.

Its chief executive officer, Datuk Dr Baha Nordin, said the programme, which would use the prefabricated concept, would be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in February next year.

Government staff and pensioners, particularly ex-servicemen, who do not own homes, would benefit from the programme, he told reporters after a briefing on
the programme here today.  

More than 1,000 potential house-owners were at the briefing, which was also attended by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) contractors development manager Saini Saidi and Malaysian Ex-Servicemen's Association president Datuk Muhammad Abdul Ghani.  

Dr Baha said Proprimas has identified 120 contractors, 16 of them in Kelantan, who have expressed interest to participate in the projects.  

According to him, the construction would take between one month and two months, depending on the financial application process.  

On the response to the programme in Kelantan, Dr Baha said there were 700 applications from the state. - Bernama


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