The Perak State Development Corporation (PKNP) launched two of the first phase of Perak’s affordable housing projects dubbed, ‘Rumahku Amanjaya’. They are meant for the state’s lower-income group.

The two projects in the first phase are aptly named ‘D’Aman Residensi’ and ‘Casa Kayangan’. They are part of the state’s development initiative in building 10,000 units of affordable houses by 2018.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, who is also PKNP chairman, in his speech during the launching ceremony at the Meru Convention Centre on Tuesday, May 19, said that the projects would not only provide opportunities for the people to own houses but would also help boost economic activities in Meru.

“PKNP’s goal is to enhance and improve the living standards of Perakeans. We’ll give priority to people. It is welfare before profits,” he stressed.

During the press conference after the launching ceremony, Zambry urged federal agencies, such as Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB), PR1MA Corporation Malaysia (PR1MA) and the Housing and the Ministry of Local Government to complete their housing projects which they had promised for the state.

“If you can’t, tell us so we can plan our next move. Stop making promises which you cannot fulfil,” he told reporters.

Nantini