No need to reduce affordable house price in Melaka – Chief Minister

7 October, ALOR GAJAH – There is no need to lower the price of affordable house (RMM) in the state as the price offered is reasonable and affordable to be the B40 group.

Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the state government had set the ceiling price for affordable house at RM180,000 in the state and therefore developers could not offer affordable houses at a higher price than that.

As an example, the price of a single storey terrace house in Kuala Sungai Baru here starts from RM143,450 a unit which is very reasonable with the standard of two bathrooms and three bedrooms, he told reporters after launching the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kuala Sungai Baru 2 Affordable Housing project here today.

He was commenting on a statement of Melaka PAS commissioner Kamaruddin Sidek yesterday that the terrace house under the affordable house project at RM180,000 a unit was unreasonable as most of the people who needed houses were earning less than RM3,000 a month.

Adly said the state government has always been sensitive in the building of affordable house in the state to ensure the target group namely the B40 could own the houses.