ALOR GAJAH, Jan 15 — Melaka through the Melaka Housing Board (LPM) plans to set up two transit houses in each of the 28 state constituencies in the state.

Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali said the transit houses would serve the needy people especially those experiencing disasters such as fire, or in poverty, victims of domestic violence and so on.

“Currently, there are only five transit houses at the Kampung Padang Flats, Pokok Mangga under LPM complete with furniture and rented out for free for people to stay temporarily before finding new homes.

“Transit houses is a more suitable solution for those needing shelter but are staying in village areas far from towns,” he told reporters here today.

Earlier, he had presented a house to Siti Rohaya Mat Din under the Melaka MyHome corporate social responsibilty programme (CSR)  in Kampung Air Hitam, Lendu, which was also attended by LPM executive director Mohd Salleh Hamidon.

Meanwhile, Sulaiman said the RM40,000 house, which was contributed by LPM, was completed in one-and-a-half month and had three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom.

He said LPM fully financed the house,Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) did the electricity meter installation, Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB) installed the water meter while Kumpulan Melaka Berhad paid for the ceiling and painting the house.

“This is the second project under the Melaka MyHome initiative and for this year LPM plans to build 58 more houses which will be given free to the poor and tithe recipients,” he added.


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