The Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) has successfully completed its next batch of affordable homes in line with its plan to build 12,000 such homes by 2020.
This time, the state agency has completed the two-storey townhouses under the Rumah Selangorku Idaman PKNS scheme in Kota Puteri, Batu Arang.
Selangor Mentri Besar (MB) Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali handed over the keys to the new owners last week.
The intermediate town- houses with a built-up area of 995 sq ft were sold for RM197,000, while those of 1,045 sq ft were sold at RM187,000. The end lots with a built-up area of 1,042 sq ft are going between RM185,000 to RM195,000.
The state agency has also reserved some units for the handicapped, it said in a statement.
PKNS corporate communications manager Ishak Hashim said the affordable houses, which received its certification of completion in July 2017, provide comfortable living with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as adopt modern flooring concept.
The township is also close to a number of highways: Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway, Guthrie Corridor Expressway, New Klang Valley Expressway and Shah Alam-Batu Arang Expressway.
The completion fulfils yet another promise by the state agency to Selangorians, and responds to the recent call by Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
In August, Sultan Sharafuddin had urged PKNS to return to its fundamental objective of providing affordable homes for the people.
“I hope PKNS will continue to build affordable homes for the low-and middle-income Malays who live in Selangor. The homes must have a good quality, with at least three bedrooms and perfectly maintained projects,” the ruler of Selangor said when officiating the new PKNS corporate headquarters.
PKNS was established on Aug 1, 1964, as a statutory body and development agency for the state.
It has developed 11 new townships and 160,258 housing units particularly for the low- and middle-income families since its inception under the supervision of former Selangor MB Datuk Seri Harun Idris.
With an asset of RM5.93 billion and total group asset of RM7.72 billion, the Selangor state leadership has urged PKNS to be a competitive regional player with a high competence level in producing innovative products.
PKNS has been active on all fronts. Earlier last month, for example, it launched premium residential development “10 Residensi” in Shah Alam, Selangor, which was snapped up within one hour after its official launch.
The project, comprising 10 units of exclusive homes and built on a 1.26-acre (0.5ha) site in Seksyen 17, Shah Alam, is expected to be completed early next year.
The prices offered from RM1.2 million were seen as attractive, based on the design and the matured location. The project has strategic road access, among them, the Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway, the Federal Highway, the Shah Alam Expressway and the North-South Expressway Central Link.