8,889 PPRT houses to be built, re­paired this year

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JOHOR BAHRU: The Min­istry of Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment ( KPLB) will build and re­pair 8,889 houses via the Hard­core Poor Hous­ing Pro­gramme ( PPRT) this year on a RM200 mil­lion al­lo­ca­tion.

Its min­is­ter Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun said that 44,430 peo­ple would ben­e­fit from the pro­gramme which com­prised the con­struc­tion of 1,535 units of new houses and the re­pair of 7,354 old houses.

“As of Dec 15, 2018, 10,841 PPRT units were built and re­paired ex­ceed­ing the 10,550 units tar­get, 817 units were new houses while 10,024 units were ex­ist­ing ones on a RM271 mil­lion al­lo­ca­tion,’’ she told re­porters after chair­ing a Ru­ral Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil­lors and Min­is­ter Co- or­di­na­tion Meet­ing ( MEXCLUB) here yes­ter­day.

Rina said de­spite the low­er­ing of al­lo­ca­tion, the qual­ity and size of the con­struc­tion of the PPRT houses were not af­fected with the use of In­dus­tri­alised Build­ing Sys­tem ( IBS) and con­ven­tional method which si­mul­ta­ne­ously re­duced the cost up to 18 per cent.

She said there was a need to in­crease the build­ing of new houses com­pared to re­pair­ing ex­ist­ing houses to avoid re­peated ap­pli­ca­tions for re­pairs.

“The meet­ing to­day (yes­ter­day) also noted the im­prove­ment in the PPRT im­ple­men­ta­tion pro­ce­dures which in­cluded the up­dat­ing of eKasih data and PPRT re­cip­i­ents list to pre­vent unqualified peo­ple from ben­e­fit­ing,’’ she said. — Ber­nama

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