A total of 380 eligible recipients under the Kampong Lumut National Housing Scheme were invited yesterday morning to attend a briefing and balloting session at the Belait Convention Centre.
The recipients under the housing scheme were given 'Basic' double-storey units that cost B$75,000 per unit.
The houses constructed at Kg Lumut are the last of the individual houses awarded under the National Housing Scheme, with the current government housing projects looking at the construction of semi-detached units, terraced units and in the future, low-rise flats.
Each of the 120-square-metre basic houses consists of three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room, a guest room and a kitchen. In addition, energy saving light bulbs are utilised for this housing project for the first time, in its efforts towards energy conservation.
Prior to the balloting session, the recipients were briefed on safety issues and financial processes among others.
After the briefing, all 380 recipients queued for their turn to cast their ballot, which will then determine the location of their houses within the allocated 915 hectares.
The houses are constructed under the Kg Lumut/Sungai Liang National Housing Scheme, which was carried out in various phases since the year 2000.
Under the scheme, a total of 2,155 houses are to be built and most of the houses have already been presented to eligible recipients.