MIRI – Construction of phase one of the RM55 million Armed Forces Family Homes (RKAT) project at the Sri Miri Army camp here is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein said 139 houses of various classes would be built in the first phase for army personnel serving here.
“In the second phase of the project, the Defence Ministry is planning to build 114 aditional RKAT units at a cost of RM39 million.”
He said this at a gathering with 20th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment and Territorial Army personnel at Sri Miri Camp, here today.
Hishamuddin also gave the assurance that he himself would monitor the progress of the project until its completion.
Overall, he said, a total of RM1.2 billion had been allocated for the construction of 4,000 RKAT units nationwide under the 11th Malaysia Plan.
Meanwhile, Hishammuddin in a media statement today announced the launch of the Electronic Medical Automation Supply System (E-Mass).
He described the system as the ministry’s latest initiative to ensure the well-being of Malaysian Armed Forces veterans, particularly in regards to their health.
“This system serves as an intermediary for eligible ATM veterans to get their medical supplies and equipment from registered suppliers.”
He said there was no payment involved in the initiative and retirees need not have to claim for medical expenses from the Veteran Affairs Department.
According to him, 700 pharmacies had registered with E-Mass, of which 54 are located in Sarawak. – BERNAMA