‘Re­view qual­ity of PPR build­ing ma­te­ri­als’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

JOHOR BARU: The Ur­ban Well­be­ing, Hous­ing and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­istry has been urged to re­view the qual­ity of build­ing ma­te­ri­als used by the con­trac­tors in Peo­ple’s Hous­ing Project (PPR).

Pu­lai MP Datuk Nur Ja­zlan Mo­hamed said the call was made based on his visit to PPR Sun­gai Me­lana in Ta­man Per­ling here, where there were dam­aged roofs, even though it was just oc­cu­pied a few months ago.

The deputy home min­is­ter said most units had no elec­tric­ity be­cause the wiring did not meet the stan­dard set by Te­naga Na­sional Ber­had (TNB).

“The PPR was opened by Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Ab­dul Razak last year but the res­i­dents are fac­ing prob­lems be­cause the con­trac­tor had used sub-stan­dard ma­te­ri­als.

“There­fore, we are ask­ing the min­istry to re­view the con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als and mon­i­tor the progress of the project to en­sure that sim­i­lar mis­takes will not re­cur,” he told re­porters af­ter the visit yes­ter­day.

The con­struc­tion of the 1,170-unit PPR is di­vided into two phases cost­ing about RM147 mil­lion. – Ber­nama

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