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Govt To Build Houses For Homeless Flood Victims In 3 Months

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PEKAN – Construction of new houses for victims left homeless by the devastating floods is expected to be completed in three months said Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa Ali Hamsa said the government had received the design for the new permanent houses from the Public Works Department (JKR).

“GOD willing, by next week we will be able to finalise the list of recipients and the JKR have said they can complete the houses in three months.

Work may start as early as next week and the duration will depend on the number of houses build in each area,” he said after handing out assistance to flood victims at the Bukit Kenau community centre, here today.

The Cabinet had recently agreed to build permanent houses for those who lost their houses in the floods, at a cost of RM48,000 each and also assist in repairing houses that were damaged.

“The government’s main priority is to continue assisting flood victims in every aspect, including health and food supply before moving in to repair homes.

The welfare of the people comes first before repairing damaged infrastructure,” he said.

During the flood assistance programme today, Ali Hamsa gave out flood aid to flood victims from 10 villages in Pekan. – BERNAMA

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