TRANSIT HOUSE PROGRAMME FOR NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES IN SABAH

16 Jul 2013 07:54

KOTA BELUD, July 15 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government will widen the 'Transit House' Programme for newly married couples in the state simultaneously, with its implementation scheduled for next year.

Its minister, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said that besides Kota Kinabalu, the Public Housing Project (PPR) in Kinarut and Inanam had been identified as suitable locations for the programme's pioneer project.

"The programme represents the government's pro-active approach in assisting young couples who just got married, aged below 30 and earning a monthly income of less than RM3,000 in an effort to reduce their burden," he told reporters after attending a breaking of the fast with the people at Masjid Kampung Taun Gusi, here last night.

Abdul Rahman, who is also the Member of Parliament for Kota Belud, said the government planned to put aside 10 per cent of every existing PPR project for rental to eligible couples for a period of two years.

"We will assist the couples concerned to get the transit house until they can afford to be on their own and buy their first house," he said at a function at the mosque.

The monthly rental for the transit house is RM124, the same rate as that charged for the PPR houses.

The ministry is targeting to launch the transit house project in Kuala Lumpur next year.

-- BERNAMA

SZA AO