1,245 Affordable homes to be built next to Tun Dr. LCE Expressway

affordable homes-next to lce

The affordable housing projects, Mutiara Ria and Mutiara Rini, which were under construction but later demolished due to non-compliant building materials, are now set to be reconstructed with a new plan in place. JKP Jelutong Development Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture between JKP Sdn. Bhd. and GSD Land Sdn. Bhd., will undertake the construction of the new affordable homes. The project is scheduled to commence early next year at the original site located adjacent to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.

During a press conference held yesterday, Jagdeep Singh Deo, the chairman of the Penang State Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee, announced the plan to construct two skyscrapers of 38 and 54-storeys. These buildings will house a total of 1,245 affordable housing units, each boasting a built-up size of 950 sq.ft. The units will be priced at RM300,000 and are expected to be completed within a timeframe of 5 years. He added that an additional 192 units of low-cost and low-medium-cost housing will be constructed in Balik Pulau.

affordable home next to lce expressway

The facilities of the new affordable housing plan will include multi-storey car parks, swimming pools, children’s wading pools and playgrounds, saunas, fitness rooms, community halls, prayer rooms and leisure areas, etc.

The previous buyers have either received compensation or been offered reallocation to units in alternative affordable housing projects. Additionally, some of the buyers will be granted priority to purchase the newly constructed units.

Jagdeep emphasized that the Penang state government will intensify its supervision to ensure the structural safety of the high-rise buildings included in the plan.

The initial development plans for Mutiara Ria and Mutiara Rini, located next to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, were initiated in December 2015. The original design comprised a 17-storey low-cost and medium-cost apartment with 384 units for Mutiara Ria, and a 24-storey affordable housing scheme consisting of 382 units for Mutiara Rini.

However, once the construction of the two high-rise buildings commenced, reaching the 2nd and 15th floors respectively, they were deemed dangerous structures in 2017. As a result, the demolition process began in 2020.

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  1. MajorArches
    July 11th, 2023 at 16:29 | #1

    GSD Land…..hmmmmm

  2. jack
    July 12th, 2023 at 10:53 | #2

    Build all super tall condos around the expressway. Form the great wall of Penang

  3. Sharon
    July 13th, 2023 at 08:52 | #3

    i wonder why developers build affordable houses near to the seaside when they can build high end condos, i bet this is because of the demand.

  4. Islander
    July 13th, 2023 at 08:58 | #4


    Seaview comes with expiry in Penang, by the time all these affordable done built, maybe you see IJM reclaimed the plot of the sea opposite it already and start to build high-end condos.

  5. MajorArches
    July 14th, 2023 at 08:55 | #5

    High density, maitenance fees is it suitable to sustain the building in the future ??
    Guess might be no, increase and increase…..

  6. LL
    July 14th, 2023 at 10:30 | #6

    I wonder why this project is not given to AG who has proven themselves to be the best developer

  7. CP
    July 14th, 2023 at 13:43 | #7

    1200 units+ consider normal nowadays. Even Quaywest also around 1300 units.. You have seaview at affordable price. What a steal..

  8. MajorArches
    July 15th, 2023 at 10:06 | #8

    1000++ ture indeed. With seaview some more agreed with you too.

  9. Islander
    July 17th, 2023 at 09:21 | #9


    Expect affordable and low dense? Like you want Proton Saga but V8 engine?
    1300 units is just a rookie number for affordable.

  10. MajorArches
    July 18th, 2023 at 09:04 | #10

    Affordable but sustainable in future. Maybe not for you to own an affordable or LMC or LC before i guess. You might not know the pain.

  11. CP
    July 18th, 2023 at 16:09 | #11

    How do you catergorized of low dense condo now in Penang? Below 200 units?500 units? Or below 1000units? I believe this is an affordable high class condo since is seaview.

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