L&G to launch RM710m GDV worth of projects in FY18

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PETALING JAYA (Sept 13): Property developer Land & General Bhd plans to launch two projects with an estimated gross development value (GDV) of RM710 million in its financial year ending March 31, 2018 (FY18).

Its managing director Low Gay Teck said the group is confident the property market will show resilience and probably realise positive profit from to-be-launched projects. 

He also said that at ground level, the interest from buyers side has improved from last year.

"Of course there is no doubt that it (property market) is not as buoyant as three years ago, but it has improved from last year in terms of the interest from potential buyers and lock in sales that we are achieving from our Astoria project," he told reporters after the group annual general meeting today.

The launches are the first phase of the township project Sena Parc in Senawang, Seremban which comprises 453 units of double-storey linked houses at an estimated GDV of RM230 million. 

"We will be launching this pipeline project by November this year," Low said, adding the group is waiting for final approvals from the relevant authority to launch it. 

Additionally, the group will also be launching its second phase of Damansara condominium known as Seresta at Bandar Sri Damansara in February next year. 

"That's (Seresta) the second phase of our completed Damansara Foresta," Low said.

He said the Seresta project comprises two towers with a total of 452 units. The estimated GDV for the entire Seresta project is RM480 million. 

Currently, the group's existing land banks stands at 3,000 acres. 

"We are confident that other opportunities for well-priced land banks will arise and remain on the lookout for such opportunities," Low said.

At midday break today, L&G shares rose 2.27% or 0.5 to 22.5 sen, with 1.50 million shares traded for a market capitalisation of RM659.02 million.