IPOH: Oct 6, 2008
The first sale of state land to private individuals or companies through open tender will be made by the end of the year.
State Education, Local Govern-ment, Housing and Public Transport Committee chairman Nga Kor Ming said the government had identified more than 10 parcels of prime land in the Kinta Valley and Tronoh for sale.
“We expect the first batch of more than 10 parcels of prime land to be tendered out by year-end,” he said after the open house celebration of Seri Bahagia Old Folks Welfare Association in Jalan Gopeng here yesterday.
He said the size of the land identified for the sale would be different for each parcel, with the biggest being 8ha. A land survey would be conducted before the Valuation Department decides on the reserve price.
Nga said those interested in taking part in the open tenders should look out for the advertisements, adding that they would be in four languages.
The tender documents would be made available at the state Land and Mines Office after the advertisements appear in the newspapers.
In August, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin announced that the state would sell state land by open tender to enhance transparency in its administration and to increase revenue.
On the premium to be imposed for new villagers who are keen to apply for freehold titles, Nga said the state had approved the formula for the calculation of the premium.
He said Nizar and (senior state executive councillor Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham) would make the announcement.
The issue of premium is the hurdle that the government has to clear before it can award freehold titles to the state’s 134 new villages and kampung tersusun (planned villages).