CM Denies it is Difficult for Developers to Build Housing Projects in Selangor


KLANG, 1 Nov: Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has denied allegations that some developers find it difficult to build housing projects in the state.

Abdul Khalid stressed that development in Selangor has increased after Pakatan Rakyat (PR) led the state administration in 2008.

He said that he had recently announced that RM38 billion in developments will take place in Selangor for the long term.

“The statement is not true because development in the state has increased since PR has been leading Selangor,” he said when met after inaugurating the Deepavali Celebration here at Little India yesterday.

Abdul Khalid said, good infrastructure must also be standardised in any form of development.

“Now, it is time for us to set for every developer to contribute to the infrastructure. Developers also need to ensure good drainage system and roads.

“This aspect was not included in previous planning, but now we include it to ensure that the future of home-buyers is cared for,” he said.

Previously, the Chief Executive of Glomac Bhd, Datuk Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor, claimed that the state government is exerting pressure on housing developers, in addition to including various additional costs, causing their business cost to increase.

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