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No approval for disabled-unfriendly housing plans

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Kuala Lumpur: The government will not approve housing development plans which are not in compliance with the conditions set, including the requirement to provide amenities for people with disabilities (PwD).

Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government  (KPKT) Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Abd Muttalib said the ministry is responsible for ensuring that developers not only abide by the conditions under the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 (Act 685), but also the Housing Construction Industry Standards.

"The local authorities (PBT) must also look into the details of the PwD needs and ensure that approvals are not given as long the housing plans do not fulfill the requirements.

"We have a clear set of rules and will enforce them if they (developers) fail to filfill the conditions,” he said during the question and answer session at the Dewan Negara here tod

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