MORE affordable houses that are comfortable to live in. That’s what Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem has called for in Sarawak.
Indeed. Each and every Sarawakian deserves a comfortable place to call home – not just those with a big pay cheque at the end of the month.
Urbanisation is something that affects all developing countries and even developed ones.
The problem with rural folk moving to urban areas in pursuit of work and a better life is they don’t always have friends or relatives to live with.
Hence when they are starting our, things can be tough and some, inevitably, resort to squatting.
Our CM recognises this issue and understands that if affordable options were available, no one would want to live in a squatter colony.
He’s called on Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) and the Sarawak Housing Development Corporation (HDC) to work towards this goal.
Adenan also pointed out that because our Great State still has a lot of land, houses really should not be so expensive.
Currently there seems to be plenty of houses being constructed by the private sector but the majority of these are priced way above what most of us can afford.
This is why it is necessary for agencies such as HDC and PR1MA to step in and provide housing that can ensure Sarawakians have a decent roof over their heads.
These are the kind of concrete steps we need to ensure a better way of life for all Sarawakians.
Not just shouting from soapboxes criticising everything and doing nothing to actually help anyone but oneself obtain power.
The story from Bernama:
S’awk needs more affordable housing
KUCHING: Sarawak needs more affordable houses that are cheap and comfortable to live in, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
He said as the number of residents in the state increased, demand for residential houses also increased.
As such he urged the federal government through the Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) and Sarawak Housing Development Corporation (HDC) to build more affordable houses to meet the high demand in Sarawak.
“The construction of affordable houses will therefore reduce squatter communities,” he said at the launch of the PR1MA@sarawak house expo by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Adenan said house prices in Sarawak should be cheaper compared to other states as it still had plenty of land that is cheap.
Meanwhile Adenan reiterated his gratitude to Najib for becoming the Prime Minister who visited Sarawak most frequently, namely 46 times in the last six years.
“Although the country’s economy declines slightly due to falling oil prices the allocation that the federal government channels for development projects in Sarawak is worth billions of ringgit,” he said.
He said this proved the Prime Minister was concerned about Sarawak and its people. – Bernama