Ministry of Rural Development has received a list of 80% of the infrastructure affected by the floods, according to the Minister | Malaysia

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (right) after a meeting with KPLB agency directors in Muar, Johor on February 15, 2022. – Bernama pic

MUAR, Feb. 15 – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has received about 80% of the list of houses, roads and public facilities affected by floods in rural areas so far.

His Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid therefore said that the district officers responsible for the remaining data must act immediately within the time limit.

“For flood-affected projects in rural areas, reports come from the district office where the district officer is the chairman of the district flood operations control center (PKOB).

“He prepares the list to send to the ministry. So far we have received (data on this) for repairs and construction of new houses. (Therefore) we can take care of it because we have a budget of RM50 million for flood relief works,” he said.

He said this when he was met by reporters after a meeting with the directors of KPLB agency and the presentation of contributions for the Mara Education Foundation (YPM) at the Muar Community Development Department (Kemas) office here today. today.

He said that so far 1,700 houses have been rebuilt with the RM50 million allocated for house repairs.

“Meanwhile, RM50 million has been allocated for Rural Link Road Repairs (JPD) and another RM50 million is earmarked for Reconstruction of Social Amenities (PAMS) in states affected by recent floods,” did he declare.

Earlier in the ceremony, Mahdzir presented contributions under YPM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program to 401 students from four educational institutions under MARA (Majlis Amanah Rakyat) who have been affected by the pandemic. of Covid-19.

The transfer in the amount of RM40,100 was distributed to B40 students of Institute Kemahiran MARA (IKM) Johor Bahru, Kolej Profesional MARA (KPM) Bandar Penawar, Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM) Ledang dan KKTM Sri Gading. — Bernama

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