KPKT plans to launch connecting unit for seniors

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SEMENYIH (Nov 28): Minister of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Zuraida Kamaruddin said the ministry is exploring the possibility of building connecting units for the aged and families in new affordable housing projects.

“There is no policy for the aging population in terms of housing now but I think the country should come out with something for the senior population. 

“Nevertheless, in KPKT, we are considering a connecting room concept, where aging parents can stay side-by-side with their children. This is something we can do in our future affordable housing projects,” said Zuraida during the media conference after unveiling the Ideal Malaysian Home here today. 

Named Baccas, the show unit of the development located at Setia Ecohill 2 is the product of the response from close to 14,000 respondents via the Lafarge-EdgeProp MYHOME survey which ran for almost two months from Feb 28 to April 15 this year. 

Some 42% of the 14,000 reside in Selangor while 18% of them live in Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, almost 68% of the respondents are aged between 18 and 35 years while another 19% are in the 36 to 45 year age group.

The initiative spearheaded by Lafarge Malaysia and EdgeProp had one goal — that was for Malaysians to describe the ideal home they wanted to live in. 

Thereafter, Malaysia’s top property developer S P Setia Bhd Bhd has designed and built a show house based on the survey findings.

Commenting on the Sri Maha Mariaman temple riot at Subang Jaya, Zuraida said the situation is now under control. 

“Although last night there was some crowd but things are under control now and I hope it will continue that way. I will speak to the state government to discuss how to resolve this matter,” said Zuraida. —

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