The aid houses construction under the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah housing scheme is one of the Yayasan's effort in implementing its direction of strategic plan specifically to assist those who are in need. It is in line with the Yayasan's aim of establishment, which is to enhance the life quality and well-being of citizens in the country. Doctor Dayang Nor Imtihan binti Hj Abdul Razak, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development as Acting Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah highlighted the matters at the Agreement Contract Signing Ceremony of Aid House Construction under Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Housing Scheme yesterday afternoon.
According to Doctor Dayang Nor Imtihan, 21 houses will be built in the Brunei Muara District and Tutong District under the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah's agreement contract which will be completed in a short term. The new aid house construction will also be implemented to Belait District and Temburong District in phases.
The event ran concurrently with the Agreement Contract Signing Ceremony of Aid House Construction under the scheme between the Yayasan and Norcaon Sdn Bhd. Signing on behalf of Yayasan were Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd. Yussof, Second Minister of Defence as Chairman of Yayasan Board of Directors and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office as Member of Yayasan Board of Directors and CHairman of Yayasan Aids Reviewing Committee. Under the contract, Yayasan will build 21 aid houses with a new concept and design in the Tutong District and Brunei Muara District which is contracted to Noracon Sdn Bhd. The construction of Yayasan Aid House is built with a more modern concept and design in line with the current technology and the need of low-cost house development, which is expected to be fully completed in a short term.
The Housing aid project under the scheme specifically to the underprivileged citizens, with poor living conditions and not safe to live in. The aid is hoped to give them the opportunity to improve their standard of living. Since it was first implemented in 1996 until now, 161 aid houses were built nationwide.
Source: Radio Television Brunei