The Ministry of Federal Territories is optimistic the construction of 80,000 units of Federal Territories Affordable Houses (Rumawip) nationwide by 2018 can be attained.
Its minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the targeted Rumawip development involved the federal capital, Putrajaya and Labuan.
"I believe the target is achievable following the completion of 65 per cent or 52,562 out of the total units up to December last year,"he told a media conference after officiating at the RUMAWIP Lanai Residency Bukit Jalil here today.
He said currently the ministry and its agencies were always ensuring projects at the development order approval stage could be expedited to the development stage so that these units could be offered to the public as soon as possible.
Tengku Adnan hoped more developers would develop the RUMAWIP project as an effort to help the average income people own a house.
He said the project being developed by Berjaya Golf Resort Berhad offered a RUMAWIP home at a reasonable price of RM300,000 per unit.
According to him, 648 units of apartment are being offered for the 24-storey project and 1,202 applications were received.
The Residency has three bedrooms and two bathrooms per unit as well as equipped with parking bays and basic facilities such as kindergartens, playgrounds and laundry.