Selangor Journal
The flooded roads of Kampung Sungai Lui at Hulu Langat, on December 20, 2021. — Picture by Bernama.

Ministry allocates over RM60 million for PAMS, rural roads repair in flood-affected states

PORT DICKSON, Jan 21 — More than RM60 million has been allocated for the repair of rural roads and the implementation of social amenities programmes (PAMS) in states affected by the recent floods, said Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

He said the amount included RM37.2 million for the repair of village roads, while RM35 million was for PAMS, nationwide.

“As of last January 9, a total of 356 applications for rural roads were received which included for construction, upgrading and repair of facilities and infrastructure, and 394 applications for PAMS, including in Orang Asli villages that were hit by the floods, ” he told reporters.

He said this after presenting the “Bantuan Pembelian Barangan Keperluan Asas” (BPBKA) assistance of RM2,500 each to 300 flood victims in the Sri Tanjung state constituency at the Majestic Hall here today.

Meanwhile, Mahdzir said contractors that were appointed to do house repair work and the construction of new houses under the ministry would be required to complete the job in four to six months.

It was earlier reported that the Rural Development Ministry had allocated RM150 million to repair houses and facilities affected by the floods in rural areas in eight states.

On the BPBKA assistance, which is handled by the Implementation Coordination Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, Mahdzir said the federal government had allocated RM15.1 million for the purpose and RM4.63 million in Bantuan Wang Ihsan of RM1,000 each for flood victims.

— Bernama

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