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Sayang Sabah - The voice of Sabahans

Assist first time house buyers

The check presentation to SABATA with Joachim on
The check presentation to SABATA by SHAREDA with Joachim (second left)

KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Local Government and Housing will convey the proposal made by Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (SHAREDA) to the Ministry of Finance and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Its Minister, Datuk Hajiji Noor hopes the government will seriously study the possibility for banks to assist the first time house buyers who purchase affordable housing schemes providing automatic 100 per cent loan approval as an obligation in performing their corporate social responsibility.

“I am confident that we will tackle the challenges as they emerge, when we work together,” said Hajiji during the SHAREDA 37th anniversary dinner at a resort here on Friday.

Besides that, Hajiji assured he will give due consideration on the recommendations in a joint memorandum submitted by SHAREDA and five others professional bodies. The recommendations call for the introduction of a ‘top-down’ approach to speed up the approval of the development plans are being studied very closely by the ministry.

“If there is one thing I would like to say, and categorically so, is that the government, or the Central Board, does not have a policy or a habit of sitting on a development plan longer than necessary,” said Hajiji in his text speech read by his assistant Datuk Dr Joachim Gunsalam.-Sayangsabah

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