Malaysian housing project stresses jobs, food to tackle slums
Sat, Oct 04, 2014 - 5:50 AM
URBAN OUTREACH: A ramshackle structure (above) in Kampung Tanah Jawa in Segambut, near Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's IRIS Corp Bhd has transformed land in Pahang, Malaysia, into a four-storey building with 32 apartments for the country's slum-dwellers.
A MALAYSIAN low-cost housing project could lift some of the world's 860 million slum-dwellers from poverty by helping to secure jobs and food as well as shelter, Malaysia's IRIS Corp Bhd said on Thursday.
In a pilot scheme, the company built a four-storey building of 32...