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King presents keys to recipients of Ru'RASA homes in Rompin
BY: Patrick Beech
Seven recipients of Rumah Rakyat Al-Sultan Abdullah (Ru'RASA) recently received their house keys from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in Rompin, Pahang.
"This is my effort, along with the Pahang government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to help the people of Pahang.
"We aim to diversify housing options for the people through the state government initiatives such as Rumah Rakyat Pahang, Rumah Makmur and PR1MA Pahang," he said.
He said more houses will be built in Pahang after he was briefed that 124 units out of 178 Ru'RASA homes were completed and ready for occupancy.
When officiating the handover ceremony of the Ru'RASA house keys to the recipients in Kampung Janglau, the King said he had reminded the state government to diversify housing options.
"The people of Pahang should get a house lot which enables them do to some gardening in future," he said.
The Ru'RASA housing project in the Rompin district involves the construction of three-bedroom single-storey and stilted houses each valued at RM75,000 and RM100,000.
The King also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Zayed Al Nahyan for his assistance in providing comfortable homes to the underprivileged.
Lorry driver, Hairul Anwar Hashim, 45, expressed his gratitude to Al-Sultan Abdullah for making his dream of owning a house come true.
A single mother of five, Anita Ab Kadir, 49, expressed relief to live in her own home.
"I work at a food stall that pays a daily wage of RM30…this makes it difficult for me to buy a house," she said, adding that she is grateful for the home provided.