Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ops Potong Api dan Air


Sewaktu berjoging (berjalan cepat....) sekitar kawasan di Twar3, sekitar 2 km dari rumah, terserempak dengan Ops Potong air dan api.

Majlis Bandaraya Dubai atau Dubai Municipality (DM) membuat peraturan, "Satu Vila, Satu Keluarga' atau 'One Villa, One Family’ sejak September lalu dan berakhir hujung Oktober. Menurut lapuran akhbar, sebanyak 200 vila dipotong air dan api setiap minggu dan sebanyak 4,000 buah vila yang terlibat!

Kawasan Twar (dari 1 hingga 3, kecuali sedikit di twar 2 - pangsapuri) adalah kawasan kediaman orang arab tempatan atau Emirati. Vila besar kesemuanya, kecuali vila kami. Boleh dikatakan kesemua vila itu di diami oleh Emirati kerana rumah mereka sendiri.
Hanya sedikit untuk disewa dan pada ketika ini sewa adalah tinggi (kecuali vila kami yang sudah lama dan buruk), bermula dari RM160,000 setahun.
Majoriti Emirati yang mendiami Twar 3 adalah pekerja kerajaan, guru, polis, pegawai, kerani dsbnya. Mereka diberi tanah percuma dan grant untuk membuat vila dari skim Projek Perumahan Sheikh Zayed. Selalunya grant dalam jumlah minima RM1 juta. Beruntunglah anak-anak bumiputera UAE.
Jiran sebelah rumah vila kami mempunyai kereta mewah dalam 6- 8buah (dan hujung minggu lagi ramai bila anak-anak dan cucu-cucu balik, parkir melimpah ke vila kami). Manakala sebelahnya pula, selalu kami hitung dalam 6 buah juga.

Memang kadar sewaan di Dubai (dan Abu Dhabi) adalah tinggi hingga menyebabkan ramai keluarga terpaksa berkongsi vila. Ada satu vila berkongsi empat hingga lima keluarga. Malah ada vila yang di diami oleh 20-30 orang bujang.

Denda kepada tuan rumah dan penyewa untuk kesalahan pertama ialah RM50,000, kali kedua RM100,000.

Kami sekeluarga sedang menanti surat pembaharuan sewa dari agen dan kalau kenaikan sewa terlalu tinggi, nampaknya kami terpaksa berpindah setelah enam tahun di Twar 3. Harap-harap kenaikan tidaklah setinggi mana dan masih dalam kemampuan.....kalau tidak, mencari rumah atau apartmen barulah kami dalam bulan Disember nanti.


One Villa, One Family Rule Turns Low-income People into Nomads

DUBAI — Low-income residents in Dubai are being forced to live the life of nomads, in constant search of affordable homes. The ‘One Villa, One Family’ rule has displaced many families in Dubai which are now looking towards the Northern Emirates for accommodation.
Khaleej Times met up with one such family of Pakistanis whose woes seem endless with the pressures of survival in the UAE.

Nasrallah works for a shipping company in the Dubai Investment Park. Until a few months back, he and his family shared a villa in Satwa with four other families. Living with his wife and four children including a nine-month-old child, Nasrallah said, “I was given a notice by my landlord to relocate within a month as the villas are going to be demolished in Satwa. With so little time in hand, it was impossible to get an accommodation in Dubai within my budget.”


Dubai Municipality's (DM) "one villa, one family" policy will drive skilled construction workers away from the city, a top HR director said.The policy is set to force families that share villas to part, which will force workers out of Dubai, increasing an already acute manpower shortage.The comments were made by Halcrow International regional HR director Rhyan Andersson speaking at the Construction Week Conference 2008.

One villa, One Family: Inspectors get busy

The Municipality’s ‘One Villa, One Family’ campaign kicked off this week with inspectors combing through villas in Al Rashidiya area, an official said.

Dubai cuts off 200 villas a week

DUBAI // Dubai Municipality is cutting power and water to as many as 200 villas a week in an attempt to evict people who are sharing homes, but some of the tenants are defying authorities and illegally reconnecting services, a senior official said yesterday.He announced a plan to extend the eviction campaign to other kinds of accommodation, including overcrowded apartments. Omar Mohammed Abdul Rahman, the head of the buildings inspection section at the municipality, said inspectors had identified 4,200 villas that violated the rules and housed shared families.
“We are cutting water and electricity services to at least 150 to 200 villas per week,” he said.


1 comment:

manlaksam said...

Harap tak naik lah sewa rumah tu. Insya Allah tuhan akan tolong orang yang suka tolong orang.
Orang yang suka tolong orang adalah kawan kita orang.