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Monday, October 1, 2012

PKNS to build 12,242 affordable houses

The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) will be developing 12,242 units of affordable houses soon throughout Selangor with a new concept, KASIH PKNS.

PKNS will be spending RM1.1 billion in the form of subsidy to build these homes under the concept, KASIH, which carries the meaning "a peaceful, comfortable, beautiful and harmonious life" and will stress on a holistic environment for the householders.

In a statement here today, the General Manager of PKNS, Othman Omar, said the affordable homes will be priced below RM150,000 per unit.

Also within the concept, there are plans to build tuition centres, community centres and other public facilities in the area.

Apart from that, the statement said there will be also special facilities built for physically handicapped people while senior citizens would be provided ground floor units with special areas allocated for them to have recreational activities.

"PKNS is committed to build 12,242 units of these affordable homes within five years with the locations to be in Bandar Baru Bangi, Antara Gapi, Kota Puteri, Gombak, Seksyen U12, Taman Sains Selangor II and Bandar Baru Sultan Suleiman," said Othman.

The units will be priced from RM85,000 to RM150,000. PKNS has todate built 124,515 homes including low cost units, medium cost houses and luxury units.

By Bernama

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