KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday began his working visit to the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur at the parliamentary constituency of Wangsa Maju.
He headed for the Teratai wet market in Wangsa Maju, and was greeted upon arrival at 9.20 am by Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin and deputy minister Datuk M. Saravanan.
A slight drizzle did not stop shoppers, particularly Chinese busy preparing for the Chinese New Year on Monday, from waiting in line to greet the prime minister and shake his hand.
Najib is also scheduled to visit Kampung Puah Lembah, a traditional village in Jalan Gombak which retains the Malay customs, culture and way of life despite being surrounded by urban development.
He is also scheduled to call at Sekolah Menengah (C) Chung Hwa near the village before going to the parliamentary constituency of Bandar Tun Razak to join Muslim residents there for Friday prayers at Az-Zubair Mosque.
The prime minister will also attend a lunch with the people at the football field of the Sri Johor Flats of Bandar Tun Razak and then visit the Kerinci public housing project in Lembah Pantai.
In October 2009, upon his appointment as the prime minister, Najib visited the area and announced to low-income people and tenants there a special gift of ownership of their own house under the “One Family, One House” concept.
Under the programme, the residents can buy units of the public housing project made available by the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for between RM21,500 and RM35,000 a unit.
The programme encompasses 44,146 residential units, 29,562 units made available by the NEAC in 20 areas and 14,584 units made available by DBKL in 17 areas.
The price is far below the market price of between RM80,000 and RM85,000 per unit.
Source : Bernama