HIS Highness, the Sultan of Johor, will realise his “dream house” for his subjects who cannot afford their own homes and do not stand to inherit one either. This is the housing project he is launching today as part of the celebrations marking his 59th birthday. The first phase, to begin in August, set on a 24ha site, will house some 600 homes with a built-up area of 1,100 sq ft each. The location is prime, just a 20-minute drive from the Johor Baru city centre without traffic congestion. Costing less than RM100,000, these houses will either be bungalows or semi-detached, built without fences to develop a community spirit, expressed by His Highness as silaturrahim (kinship). The houses will be made available to all qualified Bangsa Johor without regard for race or religion. He will not only bear the cost, but also the losses in the event they are incurred. The plan, however, gives him cause for optimism.