DENGKIL, March 12-– The Federal government, as promised, will soon build 400 units under the People’s Housing Scheme (PPR) in Ampar Tenang, Dengkil, at a cost of RM60 million, especially for plantation workers who are currently living in Taman Permata.
Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said an open tender for the construction of the houses will be out soon.
“The allocation for the construction of the PPR houses has been provided and consultants have also been appointed. Advertisements for the open tender will be conducted this month.
“However, at the moment I cannot give an exact answer when construction will start and completion date,” he told reporters after presenting special school assistance to 50 parents Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dengkil students here, today.
Noh said the construction of PPR Dengkil was a promise that was made to plantation workers who had moved to Taman Permata due to the construction of the federal administrative centre in Putrajaya 20 years ago.
Residents of flats in Taman Permata are former plantation workers at Ladang Prang Besar (the former name of Putrajaya), Medingly, Galloway and Sedgley which were developed as Putrajaya.
However, last year a five-storey flat in Taman Permata was confirmed unsafe due to the occurrence of cracks and other structural problems.
The situation forced residents to look for accommodation elsewhere due to concerns of safety.