Govt to build 2,289 homes for citizens

Thursday, March 4, 2010

HIS Majesty's Government is spending about $264.18 million for the construction of 2,289 homes under the National Housing Scheme.

Construction of these new homes for citizens are expected to be completed by 2012.

Six contracts were signed yesterday for the National Housing Scheme and Landless Indigenous Citizens Housing Scheme (STKRJ) between the Housing Development Department and several construction firms at the Ministry of Development.

A variety of houses are scheduled for construction in the Brunei-Muara and Belait districts.

The homes will be built in Kg Tanah Jambu and Kg Meragang in the Brunei-Muara district, while the Belait district projects will be located in Kg Lumut and Sungai Liang.

On hand to witness the signing of the contracts was Minister of Development Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, who later presented the contract documents to senior representatives of the construction companies.

The first contract signed between Haaqqah (B) Sdn Bhd and the Housing Development Department is 300 houses proposed for the National Housing Scheme at Kg Meragang.

The other two projects in Kg Meragang were signed by TSL Construction Sdn Bhd, which will be carrying out infrastructure work and 358 units of new detached homes and Thong & Thong (B) Sdn Bhd, which will be developing 361 units of double storey houses. The projects in Kg Meragang fall under the National Housing Scheme.

Two separate contracts were also signed between the government and Nikkoh Construction & Development Sdn Bhd; and Alisan Jaya Sdn Bhd, which will see further development in Kg Tanah Jambu.

Nikkoh Construction & Development Sdn Bhd will be developing 266 semi-detached homes and 158 terrace houses under the National Housing Scheme. A total of 18 units of semi-detached homes and 338 terrace houses will be built by Alisan Jaya following the completion of infrastructure work by the company under the STKRJ.

In Belait, Syarikat Kejuruteraan Sistematik Sdn Bhd will be tasked with the major development of 490 units of detached housing in the Sungai Liang and Kg Lumut area.

Also present at yesterday's contract signing ceremony was Deputy Minister of Development Dato Paduka Dr Hj Mat Suny Hj Mohd Hussein and senior ministry officials.The Brunei Times