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Friday, 25 March 2011, 18:46 HKT/SGT

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

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 25, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - 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, Infrastructuredeals.com and Property Report.

For more information, please visit www.affordablehousing-lse.com/acn

About Marcus Evans group

Marcus Evans is one of the world's leading providers and promoters of global summits strategic conferences, professional training, in-Company training, business-to-business congresses, sports hospitality and on-line information. The company also owns a leading football club, represents Hollywood stars and produces films and entertainment.

Founded in 1983, the company now employs over 3000 employees operating into countries around the world. The company's revenues are generated from clients from the majority of the world's top 1000 companies. Our international network of offices provides a one-stop shop for a company's business intelligence, learning and training needs.

The company maintains the highest standards of quality and service in research, technology and product development. Our commitment to service and quality are the basis for our reputation as the world's leading provider of business intelligence. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com.

Ms. Esther Wong
Marketing Executive
Marcus Evans 
T: +603 2723 6736
E: [email protected]

Source: Marcus Evans group

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