Last Saturday, we had three different ceremonies to lay the foundation at the huge Meragang/Tanah housing project. Many people got lost searching for the areas but it is not that difficult to find. You can enter to access the sites via the Muara-Tutong highway or via Jalan Bunga Kebun near Kampong Kapok.
The first one was the project to build 361 basic housing at Meragang to be done by Thong and Thong Sdn Bhd. The cost is almost $27 million and is expected to be completed by July 2011. The houses will look like this:
These houses are similar to the 372 which are already under construction done by Alim Bena and Galfar.
The second one was the project to build 300 houses at Meragang to be done by Haqqah (B) Sdn Bhd. The cost is about $22 million and is expected to be completed by December 2011. The semi-detached houses will look like this:
The third one was the project to build 358 houses and dual carriageways at Meragang to be done by TSL Construction. The cost is around $40 million and is exected to be completed by February 2012. The houses will look like this:
The fourth ceremony was at Nikkoh Construction and Development Sdn Bhd. They are expected to be building 266 semi-detached houses and 158 terrace houses of similar designs to the above; and a dual carriage way through the whole areas. The cost is almost $68 million.
Altogether, in the whole area, there will be 1,833 houses to be completed between now and by 2012. There are a couple more projects to be awarded in the area also due for completion by the end of month to bring the total houses for the entire area to be around 4,000 houses. This should cover applicants from the year 1991 to about 1995.
Altogether, the Ministry together with Housing Development Department and Public Works Department is still on target towards 10,000 houses to be completed. BEDB is expected to build another 7,500 houses. That 17,500 houses will mean that the queue for housing will be considerashorter from 2012 onwards.