The issue on collection of arrears from the National Housing Scheme was among the focus when the session reconvened in the afternoon. In response to the issue raised by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Hasrin bin Dato Paduka Awang Haji Sabtu, the Minister of Development explained that a number of efforts have been implemented to tackle the issue.
So far, the efforts to improve the effectiveness of revenue collection and also to reduce arrears has been taken such as introducing a reminder mechanism on the status of payments and arrears that need to be paid by homeowners through post letters or letters of notification consistently and continuously every 3 months. Similar copies will be also be given to guarantors. Secondly, through salary deduction from guarantor and thirdly, as a measure to facilitate and further improve the quality of services to handle payment matters in a more systematic and orderly manner.
Source: Radio Television Brunei