An exposition of affordable homes under the Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia (PR1MA) scheme was held at the Ipoh Convention Centre from March 1 to 5. The prices of these houses range between RM100,000 to RM250,000. They are being built in various parts of Perak, namely, Ipoh, Taiping, Lumut, Bagan Serai, Sungai Siput, Simpang Pulai, Teluk Intan (under construction), Kampar, Tapah and Batu Gajah.

The exposition was officiated by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir. Present was the Chief Executive Officer of PR1MA, Dato’ Abdul Mutalib bin Alias.

“Fifteen percent of PR1MA Homes in Perak will be set aside for three groups of people, the disabled, single mothers, and youths,” said Zambry in his opening speech. He explained that the reserved 15 percent is the state’s initiative to provide equal opportunities to everyone to own a house.

The houses are mainly targeted at the lower income (B40) and middle income (M40) groups who live in urban and suburban areas. They are the ones with a household income of between RM2500 to RM15,000 a month. More than 70 percent of the houses are priced below RM250,000.

In Ipoh, the PR1MA Homes are located in Bandar Meru Raya. The gated community consists of 1011 apartment units complete with facilities such as a swimming pool, a community hall, and prayer house (surau).  

The RM245,000 comes with a single car park while the RM285, 000 comes with two car parks.

For more information on PR1MA Homes, visit www.pr1ma.com.my or contact 03 7628 9898.

Amy Chan