Build more LMC units on island

Property News/ 10 November 2011 Leave a comment

GEORGE TOWN: The state government should consider building low medium-cost (LMC) units on the island instead of pushing such projects to the mainland.

State Gerakan Housing bureau chairman Quah Kooi Heong said that to date, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had only announced one notable LMC project, which is the one located on the mainland in Batu Kawan.

“Lim has failed to realise that there is demand for LMCs on the island,” Quah said.

He said that on Aug 1, Lim denied accusations through the media that the state government had never launched any affordable housing projects.

Lim then revealed that a total of 11,596 low-cost and LMC units had been approved since 2008.

Quah however said: “Of the 11,596 units, he said that 8,175 units were built by private developers while the government and related agencies constructed 3,421 units.

“However, he did not mention that the 3,421 units were in fact inherited from the previous Barisan Nasional government.”

“The state government through PDC should build more LMCs while the state or the Penang Municipal Council should not resort to making quick profits by selling state or council land to private developers.”

Quah claimed that the state government had transferred its social obligations to build LMCs on the island to a private developer, who is overseeing the Bayan Mutiara integrated development project.

“This move does not help resolve the shortage of LMC units on the island. It will in fact increase the cost of LMCs in Penang and defeat the objective of the state to provide affordable housing for the poor,” Quah told a press conference at the state Gerakan headquarters yesterday.

Quah pointed out that in the latest Auditor-General’s Report, not a single LMC was built by the state government between 2008 and 2010.

Source: The Star

  1. J&J
    November 11th, 2011 at 08:38 | #1

    Mr.Quah, Gerakan lost terribly in the last election and you’re telling Chief
    Minister Lim Guan Eng what to do.Why don’t you look at your face in the
    mirror first ?

  2. Angel
    November 11th, 2011 at 09:44 | #2

    Mr.Quah is BN’s wohh wohh.. Menyalak pandailah.. apa dia boleh buat..

  3. WKL
    November 11th, 2011 at 10:07 | #3

    What is the point of PDC building LMC, they are not good at that. From previous government most LMC build by PDC face long delay and lots of management problem as compare to now. Some PDC LMC even need more than 5 year to complete and hand over to applicant. The system now that LMC build by developer although got some problem also but is way more benefit to the public.

  4. beckscum7
    November 11th, 2011 at 14:13 | #4

    Well, last time when the seedless durian ex-CM was on the job, what he did? Nothing. Now his gang are barking non-stop cause election is coming up. You think Penang people stupid?

  5. auss
    November 11th, 2011 at 17:32 | #5

    heard that bo hood already sold off his Tanjung Bungah house to go KL for better polishing.

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