By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini
SHAH ALAM, Dec 21 — The Selangor government has allocated RM100 million in funds under the ‘Ikhtiar Selangor Bangkit’ initiative, to kickstart the recovery process after the state-wide flooding disaster.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said out of the total, RM20 million will be spent for cleaning and recovery operations while the remaining RM80 million will be used to rebuild infrastructure.
“For cleaning and recovery, the fund will cover the costs for housing area cleaning, the recovery of damaged infrastructure, health assistance, solid waste collection, the temporary relief centre (PPS) management, and other related matters.
“Looking at the badly-damaged items, KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd will also deploy their evacuator and garbage trucks from non-affected areas to the flooding area, to help with the cleaning process,” he said during a special press conference regarding the current floods situation in Selangor, at the State Secretariat Building earlier today.
Amirudin added that seven state councillors have been appointed to coordinate a committee aimed at easing the ongoing process.
He said the councillors include Mohd Khairuddin Othman as the coordinator of youth association, V. Ganabatirau for welfare and charity assistance, Ng Sze Han for the cleaning of floods areas, Izham Hashim for infrastructure recovery, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud for health assistance related to the floods, and Rodziah Ismail for the coordination of PPS.
Furthermore, the state government has also established the Ikhtiar Selangor Bangkit Fund, whereby the donations from private companies, corporations, government-linked companies, as well as individuals are highly appreciated.
“As a start, I will donate my salary for a month as Menteri Besar to this fund,” said Amirudin.