PUTRAJAYA: As the backbone of the government’s administrative machinery, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said civil servants should be given the chance to stay in comfortable accommodation under the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing Project (PPA1M).
He said civil servants were an important target group, not only in upholding and implementing government policies but also for their contribution towards national development.
Najib said the country’s housing agenda was among his administration’s top priority aimed at helping the people and those in the public service.
“The civil servants have given so much to the country.
“In this respect, it is only right for them to be given the chance to stay in comfortable accommodation under the PPA1M,” he said before presenting the keys to the 15 proud owners of the Larai PPA1M units in Precinct 6, here.
Among those who received the keys today were Asfanizan Abdur Razak, a mother of three who is a clerk with the Home Ministry and a mother of two Tan Fung Ling, a Transport Ministry staff.
The Larai PPA1M has 536 units at 1,000sq ft in size; 16 units for the disabled at 1,000sq ft; 748 units (1,200sq ft) and 380 units (1,500sq ft).
Also present were Federal Territory Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor; Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Putrajaya Corporation president Datuk Seri Hasim Ismail.
Najib added that the government, in building the PPA1M housing projects, understood the need for civil servants to own assets.
“This can a sort of wealth creation (effort) for them.” he said.
PPA1M aims to increase the supply of affordable housing, priced from RM150,000 to RM300,000, for civil servants.
Civil servants working for the federal and state governments, local authorities, and federal statutory bodies are eligible to purchase PPA1M homes.
The prime minister said the government targeted the construction of 126,000 PPA1M units throughout the country to be completed by 2020.-NST