The Penang government has spent a total of RM290.55 million on maintenance projects covering both public and private housing projects in Penang as of January 25 this year.
This was announced by the Chairman of the Local Government, Housing, City and State Planning Committee, Jagdeep Singh Deo during a press conference held today at Sri Apartment Tanjung at Datuk Keramat.
“Of this amount, the state government spent a total of RM46.87 million on the Penang Maximum 80% Maintenance Fund (TPM80PP).
“This is a total of 297 requests for 497 maintenance works that have been carried out.
“All of these maintenance works primarily involved elevator upgrades and replacements (285 projects) followed by water tank replacement and repair works (195 projects),” Jagdeep said.
Jagdeep added that the RM290.55 million also includes maintenance works for the housing projects of Penang Island Municipal Council (RM24.82 million) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (4.59 million) as well as social housing projects (RM214.26). million).
Apart from this, Jagdeep thanked the federal government for allocating RM35.19 million under the “Penyelanggaraan Perumahan (PPP) Program” and Tabung Penyelenggaraan Perumahan Malaysia (TPPM) for the year 2020 and 18.44 million RM for 2021.
“For the year 2022, Jagdeep said the state government through the Penang Housing Board has appealed for a fund of RM134.76 million from the federal government for the works of maintenance of public and private housing programs.
“I would also like to urge the Federal Government to expedite the construction of affordable housing for our people in Penang.
“Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican promised at least two new social housing projects last year.
“I thank the minister for his commitment, but what we want is for the federal government to keep its promises,” he added.
Jagdeep visited the Sri Tanjung apartment to distribute the food baskets to residents in conjunction with the Chinese New Year festivities.
During his visit there, Jagdeep shared that since the inception of (TPM80PP) in 2013, the state government has approved a total of three applications for maintenance work at Sri Tanjung Apartment. worth RM200,380.
“Today I received a call from apartment management regarding the need to upgrade two units of the elevators.
“The Penang Housing Board has taken note of this and would take immediate action on this,” he added.
It is learned that Jagdeep, who is also a member of Datok Keramat assembly, has allocated a total of RM5,000 for CNY food baskets to be distributed in his constituency.
Source: Mutiara Newsletter
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