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JOHOR GOVERNMENT OFFERS SPECIAL
HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FOR PENGERANG VILLAGERS
JOHOR BAHRU, Tue. (Sept 4, 2012): The Johor State Government is offering an exclusive home ownership scheme for the villagers whose houses are affected by acquisition for the proposed Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC).
Director of Johor State Economic Planning Unit, Tuan Haji Elias Bin Hasran said families involved in relocation to be offered a new detached three-bedroom houses with land at substantially discounted prices.
Under this special home ownership package, four categories of houses will be offered with prices ranging from estimated RM120,000 to RM245,000 per unit.
However, affected villagers would only have to pay between RM35,000 and RM105,000 because of heavy State Government subsidy. They would be able to use the compensation payout from the State Government to offset the costs of owning these new houses.
All the new houses come with 6,000-square feet (sq. ft.) of land each, for which the villagers need to pay a nominal fee of RM1 only
Elias said in addition to the new houses, those who owned agricultural land would also be awarded two (2) acres of farm land at a minimum premium.
Land acquisition award hearings to ascertain government compensation for their acquired land and properties begins in Pengerang today. The public hearings will continue until Sept 14.
The affected families in these villages will be moved to a new resettlement area, Taman Bayu Permai in Kampung Dato Abdul Ghani Othman, within 15km radius of their existing villages. First phase of this relocation process will be on March 2013.
“The Pengerang home ownership scheme is a comprehensive programme designed to meet the needs and aspirations of all affected villagers,” he said, adding that new houses were not only affordable but would have full public amenities and services.
“Ultimately our aim is to provide a comfortable, save and modern living environment for the people and raise their quality of living,” he stressed.
The four categories of the houses are:
a) RM120,000 detached unit with 750 sq. ft. of built-up space.
(For villagers with houses valued at RM10,000 to RM40,000)
They need to pay only RM35,000
State Government offering RM85,000 in subsidy.
b) RM180,000 detached unit (1,000 sq. ft.)
(For villagers with houses valued at RM40,001 to RM75,000)
They pay only RM65,000
State subsidy – RM115,000.
c) RM215,000 detached house (1,300 sq. ft.)
(For villagers with houses valued at RM75,001 to RM95,000)
They pay only RM85,000
State subsidy – RM130,000
d) RM245,000 detached unit (1,600 sq. ft.)
(For villagers with houses valued above RM95,000)
They pay only RM105,000
State subsidy – RM140,000.
The state government will acquire a little over 20,000 acres of land in Pengerang for the development of the PIPC. About 6,300 acres of the area will be developed by PETRONAS for the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project, while 650 acres will be for Pengerang Independent Deepwater Petroleum Terminal, a JV between Dialog Group and Vopak and State’s SSI. These are the first two projects to be developed in PIPC. Future potential investors and supporting industries including light and supporting industries will take up the remaining land in PIPC.
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Issued by Unit Media & Komunikasi, Pejabat Menteri Besar Johor
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