GOOD: The rent-based scheme in Iskandar Malaysia gets the thumbs up from the first-batch of applicants
THE first batch of successful applicants under the Rumah Iskandar Malaysia scheme moved into their house in Gelang Patah here in Johor Baru early this month.
The 32 families were among 203 successful applicants, out of the 345 received applications.
The rent-based Rumah Iskandar Malaysia scheme in Jalan Lima Kedai, Gelang Patah, is allocated to families working in Iskandar Malaysia with a monthly household income of below RM3,000.
The project aims to provide a higher quality of living with better amenities.
Some of the facilities available at the housing estate include a community
hall, two community police beats, built-in cable TV and 24-hour security facilities.
Tenant Suu Shih Eng, 54, said the units were larger than those of other apartments.
"My family is happy to stay here because it is equipped with all the facilities, including the Iskandar Malaysia auxiliary police.
"It is also near my workplace. I am promoting this to all my friends who meet the criteria as this is a not-to-be-missed offer," said Suu.
Mansor Ibrahim, 50, who was one of the first families to move in to the housing estate, said he was thankful when he was informed that he was one of the successful applicants.
"The Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) units (made for those with disabilities) are more convenient and comfortable.
"This helps as my father-in-law is wheelchair-bound. The door space is larger, the switches are lower and there are ramps," said Mansor.
"These housing schemes help the lower income to have a good home with comfortable living spaces," he added.
Those who are interested in renting a unit at Rumah Iskandar Malaysia can obtain the application form at IRDA's office in Danga Bay.
For details, call 07-233 3000 or email email@example.com.
What Rumah Iskandar Malaysia is about
The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is the regulatory authority mandated to plan, promote and facilitate the development of Iskandar Malaysia into a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing, where living, working, business and leisure converge seamlessly.
Rumah Iskandar Malaysia is the housing initiative that provides public facilities for a higher quality of life for the people of Iskandar Malaysia.
It will serve as the benchmark for developments of medium density housing of 25 units per acre. It is holistically designed with more open spaces and community facilities.
The first project will involve 1,500 units of rent-based housing. This project is located on a 24ha plot near the intersection of the Second Link and the Perling Johor Baru Parkway and midway between Gelang Patah and Lima Kedai.
This project will cater for housing demand from workers in Legoland, Golden Mountains, Educity, Medini, Kota Iskandar, Puteri Harbour, SiLC, Nusajaya Industrial Park, Federal Office Complex, AFIAT, Lima Kedai and Gelang Patah; which will be a mixture of local and outstation employees.
The primary target group is married couples with household income between RM1,500 and RM3,000.
The development is based on the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) standards.
All housing estates are equipped with facilities such as community halls, kindergartens, food court, football fields, futsal, badminton and sepak-takraw courts as well as 24-hours security and CCTVs.
The rent for the houses are between RM420 and RM560.