Home > News > Nation
Sunday January 12, 2014 MYT 3:27:00 PM
Sunday January 12, 2014 MYT 4:58:03 PM
Najib inspecting some of the goods to be given to flood victims.
KEMAMAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has given an assurance that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government will implement more flood mitigation projects nationwide, including in Terengganu and Pahang.
However, he said in order to implement these projects, the government needed a bigger budget.
He said that was why the national Economic Transformation Programme was introduced to strengthen the country’s economic growth and provide more income to benefit the people.
"To implement projects such as flood mitigation is an urgent need, but the cost is very high. In Chukai (Terengganu), for example, it will cost RM480mil, while in Kuantan (Pahang), it will cost RM700mil...billions of ringgit will be needed for such projects, not including upgrading and repair works on damaged roads, bridges, schools and other public facilities."
The prime minister said this at the presentation of flood aid to victims and token of appreciation to flood volunteers at Padang Astaka Chukai here.
Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said the report to build the flood mitigation system in Chukai had been completed and the project could be implemented once the allocation had been approved.
He said the Department of Irrigation and Drainage had estimated the cost to build the system in Chukai at RM480mil.
"We will implement the project as announced by the prime minister. We have prepared the report and are just waiting for the allocation to be approved," he said.
A total of 19,205 families were affected by the recent monsoon floods in Terengganu, of which 14,000 were in Kemaman.- BERNAMA
Tags / Keywords:
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Terengganu, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said
Langkawi to have 1,000 PR1MA homes
Abbott given grand welcome at Putrajaya
GST will not burden Malaysians, assures Najib
New RMAF chief reports for duty
Pengkalan Kubor by-election: I will step down if asked by PM, says Khairy
Activist Adam Adli found guilty of sedition
Planting the seeds of their future
Learning without boundaries through online courses
Asian media members discuss regional coverage
Malaysia seeks to clarify new Singapore toll charges
Date rape: Only 10% of rapes are reported, says WAO
Asiad: Let the Games begin
Bob Montgomery, one of the last remaining typewriter repairmen
Footsteps only and no cars for Spanish Steps
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)