Selangor is pushing ahead the rollout of affordable houses and apartments with an eye on the environment and homebuyers’ comfort.
The latest project undertaken by Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) now open to buyers is the Selangorku Idaman Residensi apartments in Section 6, Cyberjaya.
Officiated recently by Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari, the Selangor Cyber Valley (SCV) project also includes four units for disabled persons priced at RM232,000 per unit with an area of 1,000 sq ft.
Selangorku Idaman Residensi — which injects modern architecture on a 14.41-acre (58,315 sq m) parcel of land — will make available 864 units, each with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as two parking lots.
Located near Cyberjaya and Putrajaya, SCV is the 11th township to be developed by PKNS.
The two-block apartments, comprising a 14-storey and 15-storey block — are expected to be completed by December 2020, while the Certificate of Completion and Compliance is expected to be issued in mid-2021, said PKNS corporate communication manager Ishak Hashim.
He said the project is also equipped with a management office, prayer room, multipurpose hall, three units of shop space, mortuary management room, playground, kindergarten space, elevator and a four-storey car park.
It is close to other facilities like D’Pulze Shopping Centre (7km), Shaftsbury Square (8km) and Centrus Mall (7km).
The apartments are also close to a number of institutions of higher learning. They include Multimedia University, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Universiti Islam Malaysia and Mahsa University College.
Meanwhile, some of the international schools within the area include Brainy Bunch International School, ELC International School and Korean School of Malaysia.
PKNS is building more affordable housing in response to the state government’s agenda to enable the lower-income and middle-income groups to own their own homes.
The move is also to support the Ministry of Housing and Local Government’s goal to build one million affordable homes over the next 10 years.
Also present at the launch were Selangor housing and urban living exco Haniza Mohamed Talha, PKNS acting CEO Norita Mohd Sidek, PKNS CTO Mohamad Sharif Mok Som and Gamuda Industrial Building System Sdn Bhd ED Datuk Abdul Sahak Safi.
In a recent press conference, Norita said for affordable homes, PKNS is working with the state government under the Smart Home Ownership scheme — where the state provides an interest-free loan for the initial 10% down payment.
Norita said PKNS homebuyers stand to gain an increase in the value of their property as they are buying into new growth areas.
“When you buy a house, you don’t just buy a house, you buy a whole township. It comes with all the amenities, including schools,” she said.