15 April, JOHOR BAHRU – United Malayan Land (UMLand) Bhd, one of Malaysia’s most established property developers, will be building 1,122 affordable homes at UMLand Seri Alam under the Johor Affordable Housing Scheme. The groundbreaking ceremony is held today to mark the beginning of the construction of Perumahan Komuniti Johor (PKJ) and Rumah Mampu Milik Johor (RMMJ).
UMLand Seri Alam has undertaken various affordable homes in the past and this collaboration with the Johor State government is another affordable housing development project by the company, which is scheduled to be completed in 36 months from commencement of construction. Johor State Menteri Besar, Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Nordin, was present to officiate the ceremony.
The new development spans across 18.46 acres of land and is strategically located within UMLand Seri Alam, which is also known as the ‘City of Knowledge’. UMLand will build 421 units of Perumahan Komuniti Johor (PKJ-B) and 701 units of Rumah Mampu Milik Johor (RMMJ), which are 14-storeys and 16-storeys high respectively. These medium-cost flat units will be priced at RM 80,000 (PKJ-B) and RM 150,000 (RMMJ) with built-ups of 850 sq. ft. (PKJ-B) and 1000 sq. ft. (RMMJ).
“We are delighted to participate in this meaningful collaboration with the state government where we aim to cater to local demands for affordable living and quality lifestyle. This is in view of the ever increasing housing prices that are one of the main concerns among Malaysians. It is an honour for UMLand to be part of an initiative where developers are able to provide homes which are not only reasonable in terms of pricing, but also built with quality as well,” said Datuk Syed Ahmad Khalid Syed Mohammed, Director of UMLand Bhd.
“By collaborating with world-class developers such as UMLand, more Johoreans, especially young families, will benefit from this effort in the years to come. UMLand Seri Alam is an ideal location for our affordable homes project due to its proximity to various education and healthcare institutions. We are glad to have such an established township to be onboard with us to create affordable homes for our citizens,” said Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Johor State Menteri Besar.
UMLand aims to play a vital part in Johor Bahru’s development through the provision of affordable living to Johoreans while also maintaining their high quality standards in construction. Extra steps have been taken to ensure the comfort of future residents through careful placement of each residential block to minimize direct sunlight onto the housing units as well as maximize air flow between the building blocks.
In addition, UMLand hopes to achieve a vibrant communal space within the heart of a lush, green environment by transplanting tree seedlings and shrubs throughout the residential area. The greenery effort will also have the twin benefit of reducing overall surrounding temperatures caused by our tropical climate.
UMLand Seri Alam is already home to 80,000 residents with multiple educational institutions which range from international schools to higher education facilities. Upcoming construction projects such as Foon Yew Secondary School, Lee Chong Wei International Sports City and also the Third General Hospital, will further add to the township’s wide variety of easily accessible amenities.