KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby has agreed to set aside about 16ha to build 400 houses for the people of Carey Island, said MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.
He said the new area would have a kindergarten, temple and complete infrastructure.
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told him that the houses would be sold at cost price.
He said he would coordinate with Sime Darby chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Bakke Salleh "to work that out".
The company owns oil palm plantations on the island and the islanders have refused to move as they have been residing there for a long time.