KUALA LUMPUR - Housing is a top agenda of the government in championing the interests and wellbeing of the people, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the proliferation of affordable housing projects was proof of the government's commitment to facilitate home ownership according to the people's means.
"We have many agencies managing affordable housing programmes which have received overwhelming response like the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing Scheme (PPA1M), 1 Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1MA), the Affordable Homes Programme (RUMAWIP)," he said when handing over the keys for the 1Razak Mansion Housing Project here today.
The Prime Minister said that apart from these, housing redevelopment was another initiative by the government to provide comfortable housing for the people like the 1Razak Mansion in Sungai Besi, which before this was known as the Razak Mansion public housing scheme.
A total of 658 new housing units were built under the redevelopment initiative, each with a floor space of 800 square feet as compared to 399 to 504 square feet before, and come with three rooms, two bathrooms besides the provision of various public facilities.