KUALA KRAI – The rapid development seen in Kuala Krai district is proof that the federal government is concerned about residents in the interior areas who still lack basic amenities.
Kelantan State Federal Action Council chairman, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Kuala Krai was among the districts in Kelantan which had received the largest allocations under the 11th Malaysia Plan, such as for the construction of the new RM300 million Kuala Krai Hospital.
“Specially for the Kuala Krai district, the federal government has funded the construction of the Kuala Krai District Council office costing RM5.5 million, as well as the Dabong main market, Manik Urai new market and Dataran Guchil which all cost RM600,000. By right, all these projects should have been developed by the state government,” he said.
Mustapa, who is also International Trade and Industry Minister, was speaking to reporters after the joint launching of the Dabong main market, Manik Urai new market and Dataran Guchil, at Dabong, here, today.
He said the federal government had also spent a large sum on repairing infrastructure which were damaged by the 2014 floods in the district such as railway tracks, schools, roads and mosques, and to build new homes for affected residents.
“Thanks to the federal government for building basic amenities for the people in this district, including Dabong which is in the interior area of the state,” he said.
As part of his one-day visit to the Dabong state constituency, Mustapa also visited the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dabong teachers’ quarters which was built for 32 families of teachers at a cost of almost RM10 million.
Also present were Dabong assemblyman Datuk Ramzi Abd Rahman and Education Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad. – BERNAMA