PR1MA Alam Damai, Kuala Lumpur’s first affordable housing development under PR1MA (1Malaysia Housing Programme) targetted at middle-income earners was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Sunday.

PR1MA Alam Damai is located in the southern part of the city in Cheras, and will be available to individuals or families with a household income of between RM2,500 and RM7,500 who own no more than one property to apply.

To be built on a 6.07-hectare site, PR1MA Alam Damai consists of eight condominium lifestyle blocks that comprise 2,078 units of apartments with interior built-ups between 670 sq ft and 1,055 sq ft.

Said PR1MA spokesperson Norashikin Abdullah Shan, “PR1MA Alam Damai offers four types of units consisting 832 “A1” units with an interior built-up of 942 sq ft, 292 “A2” units with built-ups of 1,055 sq ft, 832 “A3” units with built-ups of 1,002 sq ft and 122 “A4″ units with built-ups of 670 sq ft.”

She added, “It is a matured development with the lowest building at 20 storeys and the highest at 43 storeys.”

According to Norashikin, there will be a skygarden for every five floors, 20 lifts, over 400 closed-circuit television cameras, intercoms in every unit, a community hall, a surau, a kindergarten, nurseries, playgrounds and commercial buildings that will host among others Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia and Klinik 1Malaysia.

PR1MA Alam Damai is scheduled for completion by 2016 and will be Astro-equipped. It will feature 3,500 car park bays, of which two per cent will be allocated for the disabled.

The nearest KL MRT station is Phoenix Plaza Station 2.4 kilometres away.

Eligible applicants are able to apply at www.pr1ma.my and valid applications that meet the requirements will be selected through an open balloting.