Its deputy director-general (Development), Datuk Amer Yusof said the house rebuilding project was implemented under the National Blue Ocean Strategy 7 (NBOS7).
He said the department had built five houses for fire victims in 2012, 20 houses in 2013 and this year, it had approved the building of 30 more houses.
“Each house built in the peninsula costs RM37,000 and in Sabah and Sarawak, RM47,000. The maximum number we usually approve for each state is three but in some cases, only one.
“This year, we have approved an allocation of RM1.26 million to build the 30 houses, with some already completed while the rest are under construction,” he told a news conference after the handing-over of keys for such rebuilt houses under the NBOS7 in Kampung Kandai, here, yesterday.
The keys were handed over to the recipients by state Local Government, Water Supply, Water and Energy Resources, Housing and Human Development Committee chairman, Badrul Hisham Hashim.
Amer said the department had approved three applications for new homes from fire victims in Kedah involving an allocation of RM111,000, with two of the houses completed and the other to be built in August.