AYER KEROH MELAKA: The Federal Government has empowered the tourism sector in Melaka via Ecotourism Paya Lebar with the allocation of RM2.3 million and elevating the Kolam Ayer Panas Gadek project amounting to RM17.9 million.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the government has also approved several projects involving recovery, preservation, renovation and standard elevation (PPUN) with the allocation worth RM5.9 million on the tourism facilities that have not been utilised throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ismail said, several aids and initiatives have been channelled to the tourism industry players for example this year RM1.9 million has been channelled to the tourism activists in Melaka including homestay and hotel, tourist guides and tourism agents.
“To ensure Keluarga Malaysia continues to enjoy a comfortable and safe infrastructure, the government has allocated RM22.3 million to maintain the Federal road in Melaka.
“In the education sector, 56 new and continuation projects in Melaka for development of schools and education institutions with the overall costs RM788 million has been allocated,” Ismail said in his speech at Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) in conjunction with the 11th Series Keluarga Malaysia Aspiration Tour (JAKM).
Meanwhile, in the health sector, the Emergency Department and Trauma and Dental Paediatric at Melaka Hospital are in the process of elevation. Health Clinic with Simpang Bekoh quarters in Jasin are in the process of building with the allocation of RM63 million and scheduled to be completed in 2023 and 2024.
The Prime Minister added, for the rural development, RM442 million has been allocated for 38 development projects in the rural areas for sustainability, prosperity and comfort of Keluarga Malaysia.
“For the low income group in Melaka, the government has implemented the affordable housing programme (RMM) involving 12,876 units where some have been built or in the plan as of Aug.2022.
“Besides that RM929 million has been approved for the Flood Mitigation Project (RTB) and RM585 million for the construction of off-river storage facility or Takungan Air Pinggiran Sungai (TAPS) to solve the problem of shortage of water supply,” Ismail said.
Meanwhile, from the RM372.3 billion allocated in Budget 2023, RM1 billon has been allocated for the Elimination of Hard Core Poor Keluarga Malaysia (BMTKM) to fulfil the target of Zero Hard Core Poor at the end of 2025.
Ismail added, the provision has been increased by five times compared to RM150 million this year to ensure every member of Keluarga Malaysia is not being marginalised.
“The first phase of BMTKM in Melaka involves two localities namely Jasin (South Melaka) and Alor Gajah (North Melaka) that will benefit 60 household heads (KIR),” Ismail said. –Malaysia World News