Saudara/saudari pengerusi Majlis
Dato'-dato'/tuan-tuan dan puan-puan yang dihormati.
saya mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih di atas kesudian pihak Persona Permai Development Sdn. Bhd. menjemput saya untuk merasmikan projek Hartamas Heights pada hari in. Saya juga mengucapkan tahniah kepada Persona Permai Development Sdn. Bhd. kerana telah berjaya menjadi salah satu pemaju yang terkemuka di negara ini.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to thank the organiser, Persona Permai Development Sdn. Bhd. for inviting me today to launch Hartamas Heights and would like to take the opportunity to congratulate them for being one of the more successful developers in the country.
The implementation of Malaysia Incorporated concept since 1983 for collaborative and consensus decision making has created dynamic synergy between the government and the private sector working together to bring about rapid industrialization and modernization. In the area of construction and housing, the government has worked very well with the private sector in providing quality houses for all sectors of the population.
Under the 8th Malaysia Plan a total of 615,000 units of houses are expected to be built where 323,000 units or 37.7% are low cost units.
The government aspires for everyone especially the low income groups to have access to quality houses to own or to rent. On the 27th February 2002, the Cabinet approved a new policy related to low cost housing. The Public Housing Ownership programme (PPR Dimiliki) would replace the Public Low Cost Housing programme which aims to provide affordable housing to the low income groups. In line witll its objectives of achieving Zero squatters by 2005, the government also rents out low cost houses in cities and bigger town at affordable rates of RM124 per month.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
As you all are aware, housing development in the country is geared towards providing an integrated living environment for everyone where all facilities should be complete and all communities are living together in harmony. I understand that Hartamas Heights is a fully integrated township, comprising both educational and commercial institutions, infrastructure and recreational facilities, with the latest broadband access to all its residents. Developer should provide an integrated living environment in their projects as the added value will be a major selling point. Besides that, all the residents need not have to travel far for their amenities like shopping, education and recreation. I am happy to note too, that many developers are cooperating with the government in its efforts to protect the environment and to recycle waste. If developers spend more efforts to preserve the environment, it will benefit not only the community but themselves as well, when their projects are sold quickly as buyers appreciate a clean and safe environment for their homes. Let us all work together for a clean and safe Living Environment.
On this note, I would like to officially launch Hartamas Heights.