Ajiya wants to ex­pand part­ner­ship with SPNB

IBS so­lu­tion to be adopted for two Felda hous­ing projects

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SHAH ALAM: Ajiya Bhd hopes that its part­ner­ship with the Na­tional Hous­ing Com­pany (SPNB) to use its in­dus­tri­alised build­ing sys­tem (IBS) so­lu­tion can be ex­panded in the fu­ture.

SPNB, which is owned by the Govern­ment, will adopt Ajiya Bhd’s IBS for a start for two Felda hous­ing projects in Tereng­ganu – Felda West Chalok at Setiu and Felda Kerteh 6, Ke­ma­man.

“We will build 60 units in Felda West Chalok while an­other 90 units will be built at Felda Kerteh 6. We can adopt more of this sys­tem if we see fit in the fu­ture as well,” SPNB Mesra Sdn Bhd’s chair­man Datuk Mo­hamed Has­nan Che Hussin said at a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.

“Can this part­ner­ship be ex­panded? I would say that this is just the first stage,” spe­cial of­fi­cer of Ajiya Green In­te­grated Build­ing So­lu­tions (Agibs), Lee Chong Jin said.

The IBS so­lu­tion that will be em­ployed is called Agibs and Ajiya will get about RM20,000 to RM30,000 per unit into its rev­enue.

SPNB con­ducted a train­ing work­shop yes­ter­day that is fo­cused on the adop­tion of Agibs which will in­clude train­ing on the assem­bly, fab­ri­ca­tion, and in­stal­la­tion of Agibs.

“Other than this train­ing, we are ex­plor­ing the ex­pan­sion of train­ing scopes, to in­clude other IBS sys­tems that the com­pany is cur­rently de­vel­op­ing.

“We hope that this will ad­dress the hur­dle of frag­mented sup­ply of com­po­nents in Malaysia and in turn, sup­port the govern­ment’s move to make IBS con­struc­tion manda­tory by 2020,” Ajiya man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Datuk Chan Wah Kiang said.

Agibs will help re­duce con­struc­tion and de­liv­ery time of a hous­ing project from the av­er­age con­ven­tional hous­ing projects which usu­ally has a con­struc­tion pe­riod of up to 24 months.

Con­struc­tion with Agibs will re­quire only eight months for com­ple­tion.

The con­struc­tion sys­tem will also help al­le­vi­ate sev­eral is­sues faced by the lo­cal con­struc­tion in­dus­try, namely, man­power short­age as com­po­nents can be mass-pro­duced in a fac­tory rather than on-site, and can be as­sem­bled by lighter equip­ment in­stead of heavy ma­chin­ery.

Homes for set­tlers: Mo­hamed Has­nan says 150 units will be built in two Felda hous­ing projects.

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