Monsoon season: The government allocated RM1.8 billion for Pahang

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KUANTAN, PAHANG: Prime Minister, Datuk Seri smail Sabri Yaakob said the “Keluarga Malaysia Aspiration Tour (JAKM) Programme for Pahang will be the last session before the 15th General Election (GE-15) scheduled on 19th November 2022.

In relation to JAKM programmes in all the states in Malaysia, Ismail said, from163 countries, Malaysia is on the 18th position in the world and the second in Asia based on the Global Peaceful Indexs (GPI) 2022 that measures the global peace.

He added, the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) has attracted investments worth RM5.3 billion that will generate 3,300 new job opportunities among Keluarga Malaysia in Pahang this year.

“To face the northeast monsoon season, the government has allocated RM1.8 billion for Pahang under the flood barrier and beach erosion repair projects and this includes at Kampung Tanjung Batu, Sungai Triang Recovery Plan and Sungai Semerting District Pelangai in Bentong besides Bera Environment Friendly Drainage Master Plan.

“There are erosion control pioneer projects and silt in steep areas in Cameron Highlands involving RM6.07 million to reduce the problem and to increase the efficiency of the drainange system,” Ismail said in his speech in conjunction with JAKM for the state of Pahang held at the Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (SASICC) on 29th Oct. 2022.

The Prime Minister added, RM1.215 bilion will be spent to build two new water treatment plants and five uplifting water treatment plants “muka sauk”, building seven water tank projects for distribution system and one Non Revenue Water Programme (NRW) to help solve the water supply problems in Pahang.

In the education sector, Ismail said there are 40 new projects and school extentions and education institutions costing RM754 million under the Second Rolling Plan of the 12th Malaysia Plan, 2022.

Ismail explained, from the total 13 projects had been fully completed, 18 projects at the implementation stage and nine projects with pre-building status.

Meanwhile, in the health sector, Ismail said, two health clinics are in the process of building with the Bandar Raub Quarters and Kuala Triang, Bera with the allocation of RM40 million and is expected to complete in 2023.

“The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has been allocated with RM3.2 billion for 101 development projects in Pahang with 39 new projects and 62 extention projects for the comfort of Keluarga Malaysia.

“Under KPLB, 60 houses have been built and 2,250 units under restoration (total 2,310 units) under the People’s Housing Project Keluarga Malaysia involving an allocation of RM36 million that will benefit 11,500 households in the rural areas,” Ismail said.

The Prime Minister also emphasized that to help the low income group in Pahang, 12,444 houses under the Affordable House Programme (RMM) under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government had been built while 2,171 units under construction and 3,905 units in the planning, making up the total to 18,520 units.

Ismail also stressed that the government has allocated RM1.307 bilion to elevate the standard and maintenance of the federal road in Pahang and at the same time will be opening new areas to activate the economic growth and to raise the living standard of the local people.

“For building and uplifting the bridges and cross-overs to ensure the safety and comfort of Keluarga Malaysia the government has allocated RM572.8 million.

“The government is also committed to implement the Central Spine Road Package (CSR) along Kuala Krai, Kelantan to Bentomg district for 350 kilometers without toll with the project costing RM8.7 billion and is expected to be completed in 2026.

“All the initiatives could only be implemented if the government that I am heading now is given the mandate in the 15th GE for the 2023 Budget to be tabled again at the Dewan Rakyat, debated and approved,” Ismail said. –Malaysia World News




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