JOHOR BARU: The Johor government will contribute RM5.5mil to the National Housing Department to revive a low-cost housing project in Taman Mount Austin here that has been abandoned since March 2012.
State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi said a plan had been laid out following discussions involving his committee, the department and property developer Kong Sun Enterprise Sdn Bhd.
He said the company had been instructed to prepare an action plan to revive the project comprising 911 units of flats in 10 blocks.
The project was abandoned after only one block, with 126 units, was completed, Abdul Latif said in reply to Datuk Maulizan Bujang (BN – Tiram) in the state assembly at Kota Iskandar in Nusajaya, near here, yesterday.
He said it would cost about RM8.5mil to revive the abandoned project, adding that buyers had signed sale and purchase agreements for 619 units at RM50,000 each.
Queried by Jimmy Puah Wee Tse (PKR – Bukit Batu) if Kong Sun Enterprise was still eligible to take up future projects due to its track record, Abdul Latif said the company had been instructed to finish what it had started.
“It must complete the project within the designated time frame and is not allowed to accept new projects after this,” he said, adding that the state government had blacklisted the company from future projects.