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1,740 PPRT houses to be built in Sabah this year
Published on: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
By: Bernama

KOTA KINABALU: The Federal Government is building 1,740 units of houses under the Housing Programme For The Hardcore Poor (PPRT) in Sabah this year, said State Rural Development Minister   Datuk Ewon Benedick (pic).

Apart from that, he said, the Government would also carry out repair of 445 PPRT housing units in the State, to be implemented by agencies under the Rural Development Ministry (KPLB) such as Giat Mara and Felcra.

“For Phase 1, a total of 225 PPRT units will be built and in Paginatan, it will involve 15 new houses and repair of 50 houses,” he said in a written reply at the State Assembly, here, Monday.

He was responding to a question from Datuk Abidin Madingkir (Upko-Paginatan) on the matter.

“The main objective of PPRT is to improve the quality of life of the hardcore poor and poor families by building or repairing their houses so that they can have a safer and comfortable home,” added Ewon, who is also Kadamaian Assemblyman.                   

Replying to an oral question from Likas Assemblyman Tan Lee Fatt, Ewon said KPLB has organised various programmes and activities such as Rural Entrepreneurs Carnival and Rural Small Entrepreneurs Dialogue to enlighten the public about its roles.

“In addition, KPLB also participated in exhibitions involving entrepreneurship such as Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen’s Day, Kudat Festival, Sipitang Gata Festival, Semporna Regatta Lepa, Beaufort Festival, Tadau Kaamatan and others organised by the Ministry.

“District offices under the administration of KPLB also play an important role as the centre of administration, service and leadership, reference, information, assistance, coordination of various government programmes, implementation of policies and laws in the grassroots, especially in rural areas,” he said.

“People can also visit the Ministry’s website http://www.sabah.gov.my/kplb for more information.

“Hence, the people of Sabah, including in the interior, have access to information on the roles and programmes of KPLB.”

 



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