TAMBUNAN: The state government has submitted a proposal to the Federal government regarding on increasing the number of housing units built under Peoples’ Housing Programme (PPR) in Sabah from 1,000 to 3,000 units annually.
When approved, it will give more opportunities for the public especially the middle and low income youths to own a house.
The Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, said he has twice voicing the need for more PPR in Sabah to the federal government, as the application from the public for the housing project has been increasing in every district.
“PPR is a beneficial project for the people. We are given 1,000 units annually which I think is not enough. I have asked for an increase to 3,000 units annually. Every district gets 30 PPR units per year, and when it is increased, we can give 40 units.
“I hope this matter will be considered by related parties, especially the ministry which helm this project,” he told the media after attending the briefing for development in Tambunan and Keningau at Tambunan District Office conference room, during his two-day working visit.
Also present at the briefing were his deputy, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Minister of Special Tasks, Datuk Teo CHee Kang, Sabah Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Ramlee Marhaban, Assistant Minister for the Chief Minister, Datuk Ellron Angin, and the leaders of state and federal departments.
Regarding on PPR maintenance, Musa said he has asked about this matter to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and he has agreed to transfer the maintenance duty to the district office.
“Alhamdullilah, with the district office to handle PPR, Sabah can become the ‘best performer’ in PPR management and development in Malaysia.
“I am impressed with the commitment shown by our district officers as they completed the PPR housing projects according to plan,” he said.
Musa also said the close relation between the state and federal government will ensure any problems and necessities to be heard and settled smoothly for the benefit of the people.
Regarding on the visit, Musa said it is the best approach to personally see and listen for himself on the development briefing delivered by the district officers and to discuss on related issues for immediate actions.
For the issue of building a new bridge in Keningau to connect schools to the town area, Musa said he has ordered the Works Department Director to study the plan, which will be tabled in the Cabinet for approval. – SayangSabah