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Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia to Present at the 2nd Annual Affordable Housing Projects

Spearheading strategies to ensure adequate supply of affordable housing; promote home ownership and capitalise on the endless untapped opportunities in the market.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 24, 2011 --( marcus evans will present the 2nd Annual Affordable Housing Projects taking place on the 25th – 27th of July 2011 at the Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This conference provides the perfect platform to explore the dynamics of low cost housing development, inclusionary housing policies, the various funding options available, greater private sector participation, construction materials & technology, design & sustainability, project management for the enablement of cross cutting collaboration between business and social entrepreneurs.

The agenda includes a choice of three streams over two days. The streams are Urban Development & Regeneration, Innovative Materials & Technologies and Housing Finance. The Post Conference Workshop on the third day will focus on delivering successful affordable housing projects from inception to completion by drawing on project management.

According to a report by ADB, there are currently more than 1 billion people worldwide who live in inadequate housing, the majority in urban slums and squatter settlements. Much of the increasing urbanisation will take place in developing countries and will be focused on Asia and Africa. Currently 33% of all urban residents are estimated to fall below the poverty level of their country. These regions are in the throes of what could be called, without exaggeration, a housing crisis resultant to rapid population growth and disproportionate urbanisation.

Speakers in the 2nd Annual Affordable Housing Projects include:
-YB. Dato' Wira Chor Chee Heung Minister of Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia
-Dato’ S.K. Devamany Deputy Minister of Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia
-Michael Lennon CEO of Housing Choices, Australia
-Prof Dr. Sr. Kamarul Rashdan Haji Salleh Managing Director of Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB), Malaysia
-R. V. Verma Chairman & Managing Director of National Housing Bank, India and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific Union for Housing Finance
-Dr. Maher Abouseif Urban Development Specialist of Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
-Christine Engstrom Senior Structured Finance Specialist of Asian Development Bank, Philippines
-Narayanasamy Kokularupan Consultant – Housing Finance of International Finance Corporation (IFC), Malaysia
-Prof. Bernard V. Lim Founding President of Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, China, Principal of AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group and Member of the Building Committee, Hong Kong Housing Authority
-Mohammad Asfour Chair of Jordan Green Building Council and Vice Chair Advocacy Committee of Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative – United Nations Environment Programme

This conference is proudly supported by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, International Project Finance Association, International Society of City and Regional Planners, Project Management Institute Malaysia Chapter, and Property Report.

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