THE Penang government will assist eligible housing schemes in the state that require facility maintenance assistance.
State Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said this is crucial for the people to live properly if there are some critical issues that cannot be addressed such as lift maintenance, water tanks and other related matters.
“Thus, from 2008 until Oct 9 this year, the state government has spent a total of RM285.67 million to implement various maintenance projects in eligible housing schemes involving all the five districts in Penang.
“The state has various maintenance funds to help the people maintain their schemes.
“From RM285.67 million, the amount includes RM210,847,206 for the Public Housing Maintenance Fund, the housing maintenance funds under the Penang Island City Council (RM24,457,461), and the Seberang Perai City Council (RM4,435,956) and Penang Maximum 80% Housing Maintenance Fund (TPM80PP) is RM45,931,523.
“And we will continue to assist the eligible housing schemes in the state,” Jagdeep told a press conference during his visit at Seruan Emas Apartment in George Town today.
According to Jagdeep, the state government also has applied to the Federal Government for the next year’s allocation totalling RM100 million for Public Housing Maintenance Fund and TPM80PP.
Regarding his visit, Jagdeep announced that the state has approved the TPM80PP application by Seruan Emas Apartment.
“It is for the replacement of the pump system for the water tanks at the apartment.
“It has caused inconvenience to the residents here.
“The total cost of the maintenance work is RM24,800 and the state has agreed to bear 80% of the total cost.
“We are happy that the management corporation of the housing scheme is willing to bear the remaining 20%,” Jagdeep said.
Story by Riadz Akmal
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