KUALA LUMPUR: The Armed Forces personnel and veterans will be enjoying a special quota on affordable housing units (RMM), Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said.
He explained that discussion with the RMM's operators is currently being held to help the personnel and veterans with their applications.
Hishammuddin said, among the RMM options are the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing Project (PPA1M), 1Malaysia People's Housing Programme (PR1MA) and the First House Scheme.
"Our target is to build 25,000 affordable housing units for the armed forces personnel and veterans nationwide by 2030 through the Sasar Programme with the ratio of 70 per cent for personnel and 30 per cent for veterans.
"Aside from cooperation with RMM's operators, the defence ministry is also cooperating with state governments. The construction of 5,972 houses is expected to commence between this year and next year," he told the Parliament on Thursday.
He said this in response to a question by Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa, who asked on the number of housing projects involving armed forces personnel and veterans as well as on the schemes offered to them.
Later at a media conference at the Dewan Rakyat, Hishammuddin said that his ministry is planning to build a special hospital for the armed forces veterans.
"We have identified the location for the special hospital for veterans and the deposit has been included in the 2018 Budget," he said.