BY CHRISTINA TAN
Better facilities : Khaled (third for left) with Abdul Latiif (third from right) and Lim (second from right) at the show house.
BATU PAHAT: Magma Garden, a new affordable housing in Tongkang Pechah here which comprises 1,658 units, is expected to be completed in two years.
The first phase of the project will have 612 units with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a gross built-up area of 1,022sq ft. Each unit is priced from RM150,000.
The housing developer LBS Bina Group Bhd said Magma Garden’s had received overwhelming support and thanked the Johor government for its support and assistance.
“Affordability continues to be a main concern among Malaysian homebuyers. However, the rise in raw material and land cost pose challenges to developers.
“Nevertheless, LBS strongly believes in realising the dreams of people to own their own home and will continue to build affordable homes,” said LBS managing director Datuk Lim Hock San during his speech at the launch of the housing project in Bandar Putera Indah by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin here on Saturday.
Also present at the launch of the single-storey homes project were Batu Pahat district officer Ab Wahab Ridwan, state housing and local government committee chairman Datuk Abdul Latiff Bandi as well as president and CEO of Malaysia Building Society Bhd Datuk Ahmad Zaini Othman.
Lim said to date, LBS has delivered a total of 3,475 affordable homes priced below RM400,000.
Mohamed Khaled said the state government wanted more people in Johor to own their own home.
“We hope to see houses that not only cater to the high income group, but also the middle and lower income groups.
“Development should also build in other districts and not just focus on Iskandar Malaysia,” he said.