Projects need to comply with guidelines
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has rejected two 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing Project (PP1M) applications for failing to comply with building requirements.
State Housing Executive Councillor Jagdeep Singh said the projects were earmarked for Teluk Kumbar and Balik Pulau.
He said one project was rejected for not complying with technical requirements and the other was due to it being built between 80m and 120m above sea level.
He said this exceeded the state guidelines which forbade development above 76m.
He said the Penang administration was ecologically conscious and urged federal agencies to comply with state requirements before submitting development applications
“There is no point in submitting an application if it does not comply with the basic guidelines,” he told a press conference yesterday after a Deepavali luncheon at the Penang Cheshire Home here.
Jagdeep urged the federal government to allocate more for affordable housing in the state in the 2017 Budget.
He pointed out that Penang despite being one of the smallest states in Malaysia is in the top three in contributing taxes to federal coffers and so deserved more such projects.
The Datuk Keramat asemblyman also hoped funds would be made available for flood-control projects in Penang and in his constituency in particular.
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