Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid speaks during the launch of ‘Aspirasi Kampung Sejahtera’ in Kuala Lumpur on July 26, 2022. – Bernama pic
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:30 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, 26th July – The sustainability of villages and rural communities will continue to be enhanced through the implementation of the Prosperous Village Aspiration program launched today by the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB).
His Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the effort involving villages, longhouses, Orang Asli and traditional villages across the country is aimed at creating villages with complete infrastructure in various aspects such as base, markets, health, education, human capital, entrepreneurship and social. .
“The Prosperous Village Aspiration will be developed as a comprehensive socio-economic development program to create resilient, empowered, empowered, knowledgeable village communities with a high level of work discipline for village development and well-being. , as well as becoming an attraction for the tourism industry,” he said at the launch of “Aspirasi Kampung Sejahtera” here today.
“This effort also seeks to ensure that the aesthetic features of a village encompass its natural resources such as rivers, mountains or waterfalls which must be preserved and not affected under any circumstances,” he added.
Regarding the villages that are still lacking in terms of development, he said that the implementation of the initiative could also serve as a platform to identify and channel allocations to scale up development activities such as infrastructure and l ‘Internet access.
Regarding the Prosperous Village Aspiration competition, which is open for six months from April to October 2022, Mahdzir said that KPLB has identified villages that have the potential to be featured in the Prosperous Village Aspiration context.
“This competition is open to two categories, namely traditional villages and longhouses, under the administration of Village Development and Security Committees (JPKK) or Federal Village Development and Security Committees (JPKKP) and another category is Orang Asli villages under the Orang Asli Village Development and Security Committees (JPKKOA),” he said.
Also present at the event were KPLB I Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad, KPLB II Deputy Minister Datuk Hasbi Habibollah and KPLB Secretary General Datuk Ramlan Harun.
Meanwhile, on the competition, Ramlan said a total of 126 village nominations were received from two categories involving 112 traditional villages and longhouses submitted by state governments, and 14 Orang Asli village nominations submitted by the Orang Asli Development Department (JAKOA).
“The judging process will begin in mid-August with the winning village being recognized as Village Prospère,” he added.
Earlier, Mahdzir also chaired the 54th Coordination Meeting between the Minister of Rural Development and the State Excos for Rural Development to discuss issues related to the implementation of rural infrastructure projects and the national strengthening program food security within the framework of the KPLB.
He also announced a special allocation of RM500,000 for each exco to implement development projects in their respective areas. — Bernama