Urban Housing Lightens Youth's Burden
Often late for work even after leaving the house as early as 5 am, drone operator Syed Luqman Syed Abd.Lah, now no longer has to worry about that problem.
The 26-year-old was previously commuting from his family home in Klang, Selangor by taking public transport to his workplace in Bangsar here.
However, since Oct 15, Syed Luqman was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief when he was offered a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) urban housingin Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here.
“Previously, sometimes I have to cough up about RM30 for a taxi to get to work quickly if public transport such as the bus and KTM Komuter had problems, now the house is closer to work,” he said when met after the housing key handing over ceremony, here today.
He said a monthly rent of only RM100, including water and electricity bills, would also save his monthly expenses.
Syed Luqman was among 34 inmates who managed to get an offer for the Phase 1 Urban Housing, which can accommodate 188 tenants.
Earlier, Federal Territory Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said the 34 residents had been selected based on the eligibility criteria from the 83 applications for Phase 1 that had been received by DBKL since Aug 20.
“Of the total, 14 were women residents and 20 men comprising youths earning below RM2,000 and two of them had moved into the premises since Oct 15,” he said, adding that Phase 2 of the residential project which can accommodate 123 tenants was expected to be completed by the middle of next year.
Among the requirements for renting were, must be Malaysian citizens, aged between 18 and 35, who do not have a house and car and priority was given to people from outside Kuala Lumpur and working in the capital, he said.