SERDANG – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced one-off grants of RM30,000 for every Area Farmers Organisation and Area Fishermen’s Organisation.
He said the grants, totalling RM7 million, would benefit one million farmers, breeders and fishermen who were members of these organisations.
The grant was provided in appreciation of the efforts of those who supplied the nation’s food, he said when launching the National Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen’s Day 2017 (HPPNK2017) and Malaysia Food Festival at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang here.
Najib’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek were also present at the opening of the four-day HPPNK2017 which has the theme ‘Our Food, Our Future’.
“Toiling as farmers, breeders and fishermen to provide the people with food is a noble task and the contribution of these groups of people, who are dear to me, must be honoured,” Najib said. – BERNAMA