Seeking buy-in from rural community, government offers RM50,000 prize to fight Covid-19 | Malaysia

Datuk Abdul Latiff Ahmad said the competition would run for six months, from April to September. – Photo by Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) is organizing the Covid-19 Green Zone Community Competition for rural communities as part of efforts to empower them to fight the pandemic.

His minister Datuk Abdul Latiff Ahmad said the competition, organized in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Agency and the Office of the Chief Secretary of the Government, offered prizes of up to RM50,000 in the form of development grants. to the winners.

“The KPLB is responsible for organizing the competitions for the rural category.

“It is divided into two sub-categories, namely the Traditional Village and Longhouse category under the administration of the Village Development and Security Committee (JPKK) and the Orang Asli Village category under the administration of the Village Security Committee (JPKK). development and security of the village of Orang Asli (JPKKOA), ”he told reporters after attending the coordination meeting between the Minister of Rural Development and the Rural Executive Advisers (MEXCLUB) here, today ‘ hui.

He said the competition would run for six months, namely from April to September.

The evaluation session will take place on site, and each village will be expected to provide a briefing on how the program has been implemented, with documentation and video projections related to the village initiatives to be evaluated.

According to Abd Latiff, there are four aspects to assess, namely the village’s proactive measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 and the cultivation of new standards and adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Cooperation with various agencies and the governance role of administrative institutions at the village level should also be assessed.

Meanwhile, Abd Latiff said that the KPLB is currently focusing on solving the problems and issues related to rural development projects and programs across the country, with the cooperation of the respective state governments.

“This is to ensure that rural development programs / projects are on track by 2030,” he said.

On MEXCLUB, said Abd Latiff, this was the right platform to increase understanding and cooperation between federal and state governments in resolving any issues in the implementation of KPLB projects at scale. national, which has taken place 52 times to date. – Bernama

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