LUMUT: “Five-star facilities” will be provided at Perak’s largest affordable housing project comprising 10,500 houses at Bandar Baru Setia Awan Perdana in Manjung, near here in the next five years.
Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said the development that began in 2016 would have facilities such as a club house, government offices and a tropical lake garden.
The project, led by Taraf Nusantara Sdn Bhd, and built in collaboration with the Perak State Development Corporation, also marked the beginning of an affordable township.
“The initial buyers are very fortunate to have been offered the units at prices as low as RM135,000 only in 2016, and for this year, those who are interested can still own the house at RM178,000,” he said, adding that the Bandar Baru Setia Awan Perdana (Phase 1) has received the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).
“Looking at the five-star facilities offered, I believe the price is worth it, not to mention the project is located in the heart of the city,” he said when he handed over keys to the project’s 50 early bird purchasers today.
The Bandar Baru Setia Awan project covers three phases involving an area of 2,428 hectares.
The first phase involving 1,147 housing units was already completed with the next phase expected to be ready within three to five years and all affordable homes were priced below RM200,000.
On another matter, Faizal said he was optimistic that the state government would be able to resolve the problem of flies in Manjung and Sitiawan.
“We know the cause and we need to engage the chicken breeders around these areas and look for solutions on how to have closed farming systems. We find that modern poultry systems can solve this problem,” he said.