MYEG driving better housing for foreign workers

PETALING JAYA,  13 July 2017:

MyEG Services Bhd (MyEG), the provider for the e-government services, is targeting expanding the MyHom project to all states which have a large number of foreign workers in the manufacturing sector.

Executive chairman Datuk Dr Norraesah Mohamad said the first phase of the project – which had been completed – was in Masjid Tanah, Melaka while the second phase in Merlimau, (also in Melaka), was in the process of converting the existing buildings.

“MyHom is a project initiative of MyEG to improve the accommodation facilities of foreign workers who used to live in different locations which made it difficult for the authorities to monitor.

“We (MyEG) want to take Malaysia to higher levels in caring for the welfare and safety of foreign workers in the country.”

She said the project is in line with the policy of the Ministry of Human Resources to place about 1.5 million foreign workers in the manufacturing sector in clusters.

She said MyHom in Masjid Tanah had 238 apartment units which could accommodate 1,600 workers at any one time.

“It is equipped with various facilities including prayer rooms and activity centres. So far, two blocks have been completed and can take 1,400 foreign workers,” she said, adding that MyEG had spent about RM1 million for the renovation process in each MyHom project location.

Meanwhile, the MyHom project with its dormitory concept, has the same capacity in 138 rooms which are now being renovated.

She said the project which had the support of the Melaka state government would spread its wings to the south of the country soon.

“MyEG has received offers from the Johor state government to implement projects in several industrial areas including Tanjung Langsat and Pasir Gudang. Discussion will be held soon.”

Commenting further, she said the process of dwelling in MyHom could be done by the employers or the workers themselves by dealing straight with the MyEG.

– Bernama

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