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Cheer for 1,400 housebuyers
28/03/2007 The Star

OVER 1,400 housebuyers of two abandoned projects can look forward to getting the keys of their units.

Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) stepped in at the orders of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government to revive the Bandar Pinggiran Subang project in Shah Alam and Taman Desaria in Petaling Jaya.

And SPNB, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Minister of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc), has successfully done so.

Jones: Everyone was happy and content.  The buyers of the three-bedroom, medium-cost apartments were left in the lurch when the housing project was abandoned in late 2001 when the developer went into financial difficulty.

Construction started again in June 2005 after SPNB received consent from the relevant parties and settled the legal matters.

The 600 units of apartment were only 80% complete when the project was abandoned.

The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) issued the Certificate of Fitness (CF) early this month for the project, which began in 1997.

SPNB had also completed the development of Taman Desaria in Petaling Jaya, which was abandoned halfway into construction in 1999.

SPNB had obtained the CF for the abandoned low-cost flat project from the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) late last year.

The development of the three blocks of 882-unit, 15-storey flats began in 1996 and was scheduled for completion in 1999.

SPNB is currently reviving another stalled project in Selangor.

The 792 units of terrace-house project are at Taman Kantan Permai in Kajang.

Bandar Pinggiran Subang and Taman Desaria housebuyers can call SPNB at 03-2057 3334 or 03-2052 3962 during office hours on the handing over of the keys.

The housebuyers were also advised to submit all relevant documents on the projects to SPNB.


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