Johor to use Singapore’s HDB as benchmark in development of affordable homes

The Johor Menteri Besar said the housing development corporation will need to have a detailed and focused development planning database with other relevant agencies.


April 20, 2022

KUALA LUMPUR –  The Johor State Housing Development Corporation (PKPJ) will make the implementation of the Housing Development Board (HDB) Singapore development concept as its benchmark in providing comprehensive affordable housing development planning in every district in the state.

Menteri Besar, Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi (pic) said to do this, PKPJ will need to take drastic action by having a detailed and focused housing development planning database with other agencies such as the local authorities, the Finance Ministry, PR1MA Corporation Malaysia, the Town and Country Planning Department (PLANMalaysia) and the banks.

He said PKPJ will also undertake the role of ensuring all development plans are implemented according to schedule and timeline, so that the provision of affordable houses can be provided and meet the local demand.

“InsyaAllah, the state administration that was formed with the strength of PKPJ and coordination with other departments, this intention and commitment will be successfully realised,” he said on his Facebook page on Tuesday (April 19).

Onn Hafiz also said he had visited the Singapore HDB which has built about 1.2 million affordable homes since it was established in 1960.

He added that the four-day working visit to Singapore, which began last Saturday, was a move to strengthen ties between the state and the republic. – Bernama

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