Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (second right) was accompanied by The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid (two left) at the opening ceremony of MyRumah Properties organized by NSTP at Central Supermarket. (pix by SHARUL HAFIZ ZAM)

ALOR STAR: The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) is committed to supporting the growth of Kedah's property sector and its aim of fulfilling the state government's 'one family-one home' aspiration.

NSTP chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid said the Kedah property market sector outlook is upbeat following the completion of the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double track project.

Jalil said the advanced Electric Train Service ( ETS) and commuter services have enabled people to work and live across the states in the northern region.

"The enhanced transportation system such as ETS and commuter services act as a catalyst for property sector growth in southern Kedah up to Alor Star.

"We are looking at an increasing trend of people who are working in Penang looking for affordable homes in Sungai Petani and even Alor Star.

"The NSTP MyRumah Property Showcase is a manifestation of our commitment to connecting potential buyers and the developers to tap into the growing property market in Kedah," Jalil said in his welcoming speech at the Kedah-leg showcase launch ceremony today.

The three-day showcase, held at Aman Central, was opened by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.

Present were state Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Badrul Hisham Hashim, NSTP regional and creative services general manager Zulkarnain Abd Talib, and Aman Central marketing communications manager Wendy Wong.

The property showcase, open to the public from 10am to 10pm, features nine prominent developers; Aman Setia Group, Belleview Group, Bina Darulaman Bhd, Irama Jaya Group, Oriental Interest Group, OSK Property Group, Paramount Properties, Sunsuria Bhd and SPNB Aspirasi Sdn Bhd.

Also participating are e-hailing services provider Grab, Lepro, the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN), Amanah Raya, Cuckoo, and LG.

The free admission showcase is a one-step centre to acquire firsthand information and property developers' latest offerings comprising residential or commercial ownership and investment.

Besides the property showcase, 21 renowned speakers and real estate experts will be sharing their expertise on various issues related to property and housing loan facilities throughout the three days.

The Kedah-leg is the third MyRumah showcase this year, after Kuala Lumpur and Johor, which recorded a total of RM30 million in sales.

An additional attraction at the event is the property technology forum featuring various technology and Information Technology experts to facilitate property buying process by using smartphones.

The showcase is open between 10am and 10pm, will also feature appearances by deejay Haziq and Issey from Hot FM, Usop Mentor and Ezwan Arif from Neon Band tomorrow (Saturday), besides various fun-filled activities for children.

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