PAPAR, November 29 – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has allocated RM1.25 billion for infrastructure projects in Sabah next year.
Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the allocation increased by 6.25% from this year’s allocation.
“The allocation is for 248 projects that will be implemented in Sabah,” he told reporters after handing over face masks, face shields, disinfectant liquid and wheelchairs donated by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) and its subsidiary Mara Liner Sdn Bhd at the Papar Community Hall vaccination center here today.
Mahdzir said the projects encompass road infrastructure, water supply, electricity supply as well as initiatives aimed at ensuring the well-being of the population, such as repairing houses.
Pantai Manis and Kawang State MPs Mohd Tamin Zainal and Datuk Ghulam Haidar Khan were also present at the ceremony.
On today’s schedule, Mahdzir said it was part of Mara’s corporate social responsibility initiative where she would conduct a door-to-door Rapid Assessment and Immunization (RAVO) operation to speed up the process. vaccination against Covid-19 among rural communities.
He said Mara aims to deliver 7,000 doses to rural Sabah as part of the program, adding that besides Papar, the initiative would also be carried out in Kinabatangan, Beaufort and Tawau using six Mara buses. Liner which had been converted to mobile vaccination clinics.
Mahdzir said the program would run for a week in Papar starting Wednesday, December 1, involving 1,500 residents from 21 villages. – Bernama