10 June, KEDAH – The Kedah state government will review the state housing policy implemented by the previous government so that each project undertaken can be fully utilised by the target groups.
State Tourism, Local Government and Housing Committee chairman, Tan Kok Yew said the state government still found that there were shortcomings that had to be improved on in the existing housing policy, especially in rebalancing the demand and supply aspects.
“The housing issue is very important in Kedah and the government wants to ensure that all the people in the state are capable of owning a home. Even though the previous government was concerned with this issue there are still weaknesses.
“Among the examples is the PR1MA (1Malaysia People Housing Project) project in Sungai Petani which is reported to have a lot of vacancies and low sales rates, so I see it is unbalanced in terms of demand and supply … so we need to review it for us to improve ,” he told reporters after handing over keys to houses under the Kedah/Perlis Dream House Programme at Kampung Sireh, Pedu here, today.
In the meantime, he said to ensure that more people in the state owned a home, the government would discuss with the banks to find the best way to facilitate loans for them and not to reject their application.