TAPAH The second generation of Felda settlers will now have a better chance to own their first home following the government’s move to offer financing assistance under the Felda New Generation Housing (PGBF) scheme.
Describing it as great news, Felda Trolak Utara settler Siti Rahmah Turah Ali, 60, said that the financing was an opportunity for the second generation of Felda settlers to own a home near their families.
“Effort to provide loan facilities is excellent news for children of settlers to own a home located near to their parents’ home”, she told Bernama.
Earlier, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in his speech at the opening of the national-level 2020 Felda Settlers’ Day at the Felda Trolak Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) in Sungkai, here today, announced the PGBF financing scheme for the new generation of Felda to own a home.
Muhyiddin said that Agrobank has agreed to extend the terms of the loan up to 110 per cent of the price of a house with a maximum value of RM300,000.
Commenting on the RM200 million allocation to upgrade and maintain roads in the settlers’ plantations, Siti Rahmah, a mother of five, said that the announcement could help the settlers increase their savings as they no longer have to bear the cost of road repairs.
Meanwhile, Sabah Felda Sahabat 3 manager Damianus Gajong @ Gonsong, 39, said the facility would enhance the productivity of Felda land.
“Good roads will enable us to ferry the yields (of oil palm and rubber) easily apart from easy mobility to work around the plantations”, he said.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency