With an additional RM123 million allocation, the government surpasses its housing target, constructing 4,250 units of Rumah Mesra Rakyat to provide affordable homes to Malaysians.
BENTONG, 21 Sep 2023 – The government has set an ambitious goal to build 5,045 units of Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) this year, thanks to an additional RM123 million allocation approved in August.
Nga Kor Ming, the Minister of Local Government Development, shared that Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) has already completed the construction of 4,250 RMR units, surpassing the initial target of 3,410 for the year.
“This significant increase in allocation is in line with the Unity Government’s commitment and the Malaysia MADANI initiative to provide affordable housing through RMR,” Nga explained during a ceremony where keys to completed RMR units were handed over to three recipients in Kampung Chemomoi.
The original budget allocated RM358 million for this initiative, but the additional RM123 million brings the total nationwide budget to RM481 million.
Furthermore, Nga mentioned that improvements related to the governance of the RMR project, as outlined in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) Mid-Term Review (MTR), will be implemented. These changes aim to ensure that the companies involved meet their targets without any issues or irregularities.
Nga expressed confidence that the people now understand and appreciate the Unity Government’s efforts to prioritize the welfare of all citizens, regardless of their race or background.
“The Unity Government practices politics that unite all races. The unity of our multi-racial society is the key to success. It is our responsibility to embrace this new politics that brings our country’s people together,” he emphasized.
In response to allegations that the government is neglecting development funds for opposition-held parliamentary constituencies, Nga, who is also the DAP vice-chairman, refuted these claims. He clarified that allocations are directed to relevant parties such as the District and Land Office and local authorities, debunking the notion of “barbaric politics” in fund allocation.
This topic was brought up by several Perikatan Nasional (PN) leaders during the launch of its machinery and the announcement of its candidate for the Pelangai state by-election