PR1MA Alam Damai (updates)
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today announced the construction of 80,000 units of affordable homes for the medium income earners in the Klang Valley and the Federal Territory.
He said 50,000 units would be built in the Klang Valley under the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Project (PR1MA) and the remaining to be implemented by the Federal Territory and Urban Wellbeing Ministry.
On PR1MA Alam Damai, Najib said its launch was significant, especially for residents of Bandar Tun Razak, and the Federal Territory, as a whole, because it proved the government’s commitment to reduce the cost of living of the urban low income earners.
In fact, the prime minister said it was also in tandem with the implementation of New Economic Model introduced under the country’s transformation agenda which emphasised several principles, including fair distribution of wealth.
“The country’s economic growth, its effects and benefits must be inclusive. In other words, there is nobody, either in the rural or urban area, there is no big or small community which is exempted from getting the benefits through the country’s transformation.
“The urban people also want to own a house which is affordable, comfortable, of quality and live in a community where all their needs are provided, like recreation area, place to hold a feast, and most important, safe,” he added.
Najib said the project at PR1MA Alam Damai, involving 2,078 units, would be jointly developed by PR1MA, the Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) and a private developer, Transgreen Sdn Bhd.
He said the project would occupy a strategic location as it would be accessible from the Cheras-Kajang Expressway and the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), as well as three My Rapid Transit (MRT) stations.