JO­HOR FOLK ELATED AT GOOD NEWS

They say project is a great gift from Sul­tan Ibrahim

New Straits Times - - News -

HALIM SAID

JO­HOR BARU news@nst.com.my

JO­HOR folk are thrilled their ruler is help­ing to de­velop an af­ford­able hous­ing scheme called “Rumah Impian Sul­tan Ibrahim”. They hoped con­di­tions for ap­pli­cants would not be too strict and would in­clude pri­vate-sec­tor work­ers who have no homes.

Many thanked Sul­tan Ibrahim Sul­tan Iskandar for cham­pi­oning an im­por­tant cause, de­scrib­ing the hous­ing scheme as akin to hav­ing their wish come true.

Some Jo­hore­ans, who were ex­cited af­ter hear­ing the news on TV3 and other Me­dia Prima Bhd tele­vi­sion net­works, came a day early to the launch venue of the hous­ing scheme at Gal­le­ria@Ko­taraya shop­ping mall here.

Boo Ah Maan, 65, from Sku­dai, said she was elated and hoped her daugh­ter would be able to pur­chase a home from the scheme, which is be­ing de­vel­oped by the Sul­tan Ibrahim Foun­da­tion.

“This is truly a great gift for all. Not all Chi­nese Malaysians can af­ford to buy a house be­cause prices have sky­rock­eted.”

Cleaner Nor In­tan Mohd Shar­iff, 48, from Kem­pas, said she was liv­ing in a tran­sit home in Seri Tropika as she was forced to move out from her squat­ter house 17 years ago.

“I hope there are no strict re­stric­tions on buy­ers. It will be un­fair if only gov­ern­ment ser­vants qual­ify for the scheme.”

Re­tired civil ser­vant Mohd Razali Hamzah, 65, said he wanted to be the first in line tomorrow dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process.

The Gal­le­ria@Ko­taraya con­course area yes­ter­day was mobbed by ex­cited house­buy­ers as early as 7.30am who had mis­taken the date for the home reg­is­tra­tion, which be­gins to­day with a soft launch con­ducted by Sul­tan Ibrahim.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with the Me­dia Prima Bhd group at the Flint­stone Palace in Mers­ing re­cently, Sul­tan Ibrahim said the peo­ple of Jo­hor would re­ceive a spe­cial gift from him in the form of a hous­ing scheme that would be built un­der the aus­pices of the Sul­tan Ibrahim Foun­da­tion.

The houses will be priced be­low RM100,000 and there will be 1,840 homes, in­clud­ing landed bun­ga­lows and semi-de­tached units, that will be built in phases in three ar­eas here.

ANUAR RAHIM PIC BY HAIRUL

Af­ford­able homes un­der the ‘Rumah Mampu Mi­lik Jo­hor’ scheme in Ta­man Daya, Jo­hor Baru. The ‘Rumah Impian Sul­tan Ibrahim’ scheme will make avail­able more homes for Jo­hore­ans.

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