PANDAN, 28th AUGUST, Exco Housing, Building Management and Urban Exploration, YB Ir. Iskandar Abdul Samad, is proposing to handover the role of building affordable housings to the Selangor Housing and Property Board (LPHS).
Taking a leaf out from the Housing Development Board (HDB) of Singapore’s book, Iskandar feels the move is necessary to boost affordable home ownership projects for the people of Selangor.
“We still have yet to arrive to a final decision. If possible, we would like to not only improve LPHS, but also form a new committee specifically for the construction of affordable home ownership like the Housing Development Board in Singapore,” said Iskandar.
Majority of the affordable home ownerships in Singapore were developed and managed by a public committee. Eighty percent of Singaporeans are residing in estates, which consist of HDB flats, schools, supermarkets, clinics, food courts, sports and recreational centres. Ninety-five percent of them own their homes.
“Before, the LPHS acted as a committee that handled only housing policies. Today, we would like to form a new committee that builds homes as well, other than PKNS and PNSB,” said Iskandar.
Previously, LPHS had organised a course on easy and inexpensive home-building techniques, which was attended by professionals from international companies to help improve the constructions of affordable housings in the state.