ISKANDAR PUTERI, JOHOR, 5 June 2016 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers has realised yet another milestone on its ongoing commitment in delivering affordable housing in Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya), one of the five flagship zones in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor; with the completion and initial handover of Rumah Mampu Milik Johor (“RMMJ”) and Perumahan Komuniti Johor (“PKJ”) property units, as well as Kedai Kos Sederhana (“KKS”) in Bayu Nusantara and presentation of Sijil Layak Memiliki for eligible purchasers of the Company’s newest affordable housing project known as Denai Nusantara.

Held at the compounds of Bayu Nusantara, the development completion was marked in a Majlis Siap Bina Rumah Mampu Milik dan Perumahan Komuniti Johor Projek Pembangunan Bayu Nusantara serta Penyerahan Sijil Layak Memiliki Rumah Mampu Milik Projek Pembangunan Denai Nusantara and officiated by the Chief Minister of Johor, YAB Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Nordin, accompanied by YB Dato’ Hj. Ismail Karim, Johor State Secretary and YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Chairman of UEM Sunrise. The event was also attended by Chairman of Johor’s Housing and Local Government Committee, YB Datuk Haji Abdul Latif Haji Bandi; UEM Sunrise’s Chief Operating Officer – Development, YBhg. Dato’ Roslan Ibrahim; UEM Sunrise’s Chief Financial Officer, En. Azhar Othman; and about 500 guests, including community leaders, representatives of local authorities, media members and residents of the surrounding areas.

In March 2014, UEM Sunrise organised a pre-launch event and presentation of Sijil Layak Memiliki to those who were eligible to purchase 351 units of Bayu Nusantara. In November of the same year, the Company held the groundbreaking of Denai Nusantara comprising 1,217 units.

UEM Sunrise Chairman, Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali explained that part of the ceremony held today was to celebrate the first 20 owners of Bayu Nusantara affordable property units with the handover of keys, symbolising the completion of Bayu Nusantara. Meanwhile the remaining 331 new owners will be handed their respective keys as well, in the near future.

Ahnathaarao a/l Krishna Moorthy, 41, recipient of a Bayu Nusantara property unit said, “I am happy because my first dream home is now completed and I am very excited to be moving here. I am very grateful that my desire to own my own is fulfilled at last.”

Meanwhile, another recipient, Zainab Mohd Yasin, 57, a general worker at a government hospital in Johor is relieved as the family could now enjoy a comfortable home, after 37 years of living in government housing. Her husband, Abdul Aziz Nordin, 58, who works at the same place, expressed his happiness as they now own their own home.

Bayu Nusantara, launched in September 2014 costs RM46 million to develop and consists of three construction phases, namely:

• Phase 6A1: 30 units of shop lots measuring 20′ x 60′ priced at RM200,000 each;
• Phase 6A2 : 241 units RMMJ terrace houses measuring 18′ x 60′ with a built up of 1,000 sq ft priced at RM150,000 each; and
• Phase 6A3: 80 units of PKJ terrace houses measuring 16′ x 55′ with a built up of 850 sq ft priced at RM80,000 each.

At the same event, guests also witnessed the handing over of the Sijil Layak Memiliki to 10 qualified applicants for the purchase of another affordable housing development – Denai Nusantara. These successful applicants are part of the 474 people listed as qualified buyers so far, approved by the State Secretary of Johor State Housing Division and continuous efforts are being made to identify those who are really deserve to buy.

Gan Ai Tian 30, one of the Sijil Layak Memiiki recipients for Denai Nusantara affordable homes said, “I am very excited to learn that my name has been selected to qualify for the affordable home purchase. My attempt to register at the State Secretary of Johor State Housing Division’s office to own my own home is all worth it and a dream came true. I feel very lucky,” said Gan who also works in the private sector in Johor Bahru.
Expected to be completed in 2017, Denai Nusantara will comprise:

• Five 12 storey blocks each comprising 1,109 units with three bedrooms each and a built up of 1,000 sq ft, each priced at RM150,000; and
• Single storey shop lots comprising 108 units with a built up of 1,200 sq ft and priced at RM200,000 each.

“UEM Sunrise has always been fully supportive of the Johor State Government in ensuring home ownership by all segments of society. Based on our extensive experience in development of townships, residential and integrated developments, we remain committed
in building quality yet conducive affordable homes for the comfort and benefit of the rakyat.

“UEM Sunrise is proud of the positive progress of affordable housing projects taking shape within Iskandar Puteri. This is definitely one step forward for us in helping to realise home ownership for citizens of Iskandar Puteri from all walks of life to own their own homes,” added Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali.
Launched in stages based on the guidelines of the Dasar Perumahan Rakyat Johor, UEM Sunrise will continue its efforts in building affordable homes in Iskandar Puteri in order to provide higher opportunities for home ownership by the rakyat. Construction of affordable homes will depend on current demand and subject to the approval of the relevant authorities. These initiatives are in line with the aspirations of the National Housing Department and also the Johor State Government to ensure home ownership opportunities for the rakyat are sufficient.