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Ministry aims for 25,000 low-cost houses

Ministry aims for 25,000 low-cost houses

PETALING JAYA: The Housing and Local Government Ministry aims to have 25,000 low-cost houses built by private housing developers and the Government this year.

Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said despite a slowdown in the economy, low- and medium-cost housing would always be in demand.

“The Government hopes to build 4,000 units under the public housing project (PPR) and 20,000 units from private housing developers.

“The ministry will push for 25,000 low-cost houses this year,” he said at a press conference after attending the ministry’s monthly gathering with its staff at Bukit Kiara on Thursday.

Ong said that over the past 28 years, about 22.8 million homes have been built, averaging at about 100,000 homes per year.

“It would be a huge challenge this year for the ministry to ensure that the housing sector maintains active despite the economic slowdown.

“There are 140 components involved in building a home, including architects, designers and buildin…

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Need for low-cost housing set to grow

Need for low-cost housing set to grow

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009

Gulf News


Dubai: The need for low-cost housing will be more urgent in 2009, experts say.

With 32,000 units set to hit Dubai's market this year, on top of the 27,000 units that came on in 2008, the key issue is to make sure people are able to buy them.

Around 80,000 apartments and 8,000 villas are due to be released between 2009 and 2010, according to Ronald Hinchey, resident partner at property firm Cluttons.

There is a huge latent demand waiting in the wings, said Hinchey. As soon as prices bottom out, buyers will jump right in.

"Affordability of selling prices and rentals need to be addressed. I hope rentals drop to half of what they were. When it's affordable, we can see a future," Hinchey said at the Dubai Property Society monthly meeting yesterday.

The light at the end of the tunnel is now clearly visible, in terms of both buying and renting.

House prices dropped eight per cent in the three months between Octobe…

The New Straits Times Online 

The New Straits Times Online 

IPOH: Something is wrong when at least 500,000 people are waiting to buy low-cost houses.

"How can half a million people register for so many years and still not get one?" Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said yesterday.

The open registration system (ORS) for low-cost houses at the ministry's website (www.kpkt.gov.my), said Ong, started more than five years ago.

The number of applicants was growing and many were inquiring about low-cost homes, especially in the cities, he said after presenting ang pows to about 1,200 senior citizens here yesterday.

He said the Federal Government had previously handed low-cost houses over to state governments to be handed out but would now participate in the distribution of the homes.

"If we build houses in Taiping, we will print out the names of applicants who live there. By doing so, we will reduce the number of applicants."

The list of applicants in the ORS would have to be…

The New Straits Times Online 

The New Straits Times Online 

IPOH: Something is wrong when at least 500,000 people are waiting to buy low-cost houses.

"How can half a million people register for so many years and still not get one?" Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said yesterday.

The open registration system (ORS) for low-cost houses at the ministry's website (www.kpkt.gov.my), said Ong, started more than five years ago.

The number of applicants was growing and many were inquiring about low-cost homes, especially in the cities, he said after presenting ang pows to about 1,200 senior citizens here yesterday.

He said the Federal Government had previously handed low-cost houses over to state governments to be handed out but would now participate in the distribution of the homes.

"If we build houses in Taiping, we will print out the names of applicants who live there. By doing so, we will reduce the number of applicants."

The list of applicants in the ORS would have to be…

The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Business | Cess push for low-cost housing

The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Business | Cess push for low-cost housing

Cess push for low-cost housing
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New Delhi, Jan. 5: The ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation is considering a proposal to impose a 0.5 per cent cess on all central taxes to fund affordable housing.

Kumari Selja, minister of housing and urban poverty alleviation, said the government would come out with more incentive packages to stimulate demand for low-cost housing and provide shelter to the weaker sections of society.

“We have taken several measures, including an interest subsidy scheme for housing the urban poor. The recent stimulus package announced by the Prime Minister for housing and more such fiscal measures are being worked out,” Selja said.

She said the economic slowdown and global recession should have been viewed as an opportunity by the construction industry to focus on low-cost housing projects.

There is a shortage of 24.7 million houses in urban areas at the beg…

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Incentive package to boost low cost housing soon

Incentive package to boost low cost housing soon

To encourage construction of houses for economically weaker section of society, government is mulling to introduce an incentive package for stakeholders of the 'affordable housing for all' project.

"We have taken several measures, including interest subsidy scheme for housing the urban poor and the recent stimulus package announced by the Prime Minister for housing sector and more such fiscal measures are being worked out," housing and urban poverty Alleviation minister Kumari Selja said on Monday.

There is a shortage of 24.7 million housing units in urban areas at the beginning of the 11th Five Year Plan.

Admitting the flaws in the housing sector planning for the huge gap between demand and supply, Selja said unfortunately the private sector only focuses on high-end housing and ignores low cost units.

Highlighting the need for the involvement of private sector, she said there is a definite potential in the large scale cons…