SEREMBAN, Jan 18 — Felcra Bhd (Felcra) has identified 18 areas nationwide in preparation to build some 2,207 homes for second generation of Felcra settlers starting this year.
Its chief executive officer Datuk Ramlee Abu Bakar said the housing projects were underway in Sri Makmor, Pahang and Seberang Perak.
“In Negeri Sembilan 100 houses will be built in Lakai, Jelebu and the construction of houses for second generation settlers will be implemented in stages.
“Many are applying for the houses, but we are facing land constraints,” he told reporters after handing over a RM3.5 million cheque to the state government and a RM3.4 million cheque to Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI).
Present to receive the cheque on behalf of the state government and MBI was Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
Felcra is managing 2,200 hectares of MBI land and 429 hectares of state land.
Meanwhile, he said Felcra would try to maintain productivity despite the falling commodity prices.
He said although price factor was beyond Felcra’s control, it would try to maintain efficiency while cutting costs.
“Felcra will try to maintain productivity, but price is not on our side. As a result, we cannot maintain profits like in previous years,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mohamad said that the dividends received would be used as capital for MBI to carry out social activities such as helping victims of natural disasters, repairing damaged houses and other emergency assistance.