- the rate was also determined by the current market price and even labelled according to specific zones
KUALA SELANGOR:The land premium rate set by the Selangor government applies not only to federal government projects but also for all parties involved, said Selangor Mentri Besar, Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He said the rate was also determined by the current market price and even labelled according to specific zones as reference for any parties interested to know the fee applicable in developing the land.
Azmin was commenting on allegations by Selangor Federal Action Council chairman, Datuk Seri Noh Omar, that the land premium rate of RM70 million for projects of public interest, namely the Universiti Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL-MIAT) in Subang was too high.
Noh also claimed that the condition set hindered the implementation of the federal government projects to the extend that projects could not progress because there was no monitoring by the Selangor government on the matter.
"We pay land premium rates according to market price and this is applicable to all, not just the federal government alone. Noh Omars allegations are not true at all as we have a state action committee to oversee the progress of federal government projects.
"However, if people do not cooperate in this matter, how do we monitor?" he asked when met by reporters after a ground breaking ceremony at Kota Puteri, here today.
Azmin added that the Selangor government was prepared to cooperate with the federal government in any development projects in the state but they need to determine the representative elected to negotiate in the joint venture.
When asked whether PKNS would continue with the plans of former mentri besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid to develop the luxury homes project to generate profit, Azmin said the price of the luxury homes was still affordable.
He said the luxury homes built by PKNS involved several phases and the people have the opportunity to choose according to their means.
"The percentage of luxury homes built by PKNS is very small and 85% of the housing projects are low-cost houses to meet the needs of middle and low income group," he said.