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LPPB low-cost housing in Kinarut delayed

Published on: Friday, January 06, 2012

Kinarut: Sabah DAP on Thursday raised the plight of those waiting for the completion of 116 units of low-cost houses built by the Lembaga Penbangunan Perumahan dan Bandar (LPPB) in Kinarut.

According to its Local Government and Housing Bureau Chief Edward Ewol Mujie, the people approached Sabah DAP for assistance to find out the status of the project.

The complaint bureau deputy chief, Mitchell Tai, and Edward went for a site visit to the area recently, and found that some minor work has commenced.

It was discovered that the previous turnkey contractor had actually failed to complete the job, and now the LPPB will have to move in to finish the job.

They have engaged contractors and are doing repairs on the doors, windows, roof, gutters and water tanks.

Sabah DAP hoped LPPB can speed up the work in order to obtain the Occupation Certificate (OC) so that the 116 units can be handed over to the people soon.

"This type of delay has cost the people more financial burden and they can't wait any longer," said Edward.