MELAKA: The state will be opening two more Pusat Aktiviti Warga Emas (PAWE) for the benefit of senior citizens in the state.
Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the new centres would be located in Paya Rumput and Merlimau, bringing the total number of PAWE in the state to five.
PAWE are centres that allow the elderly to be involved in community and recreational activities.
“We have allocated RM100,000 each for the two new PAWE to buy equipment, upgrade the premises and for operational costs.
“This is the state’s effort to improve the well-being of our seniors.
“These two new centres will be located in the outskirts of the city,” he said in a press conference at Seri Negeri in Ayer Keroh.
Adly said three PAWE were located in Alor Gajah, Bukit Baru and the Urban Transformation Centre.
“We have allocated RM33,330 as operation costs for the three existing centres,” he said.
The elderly, said Adly, could undergo physiotherapy as well as conduct religious activities at the centre.
On another matter, Adly said the state government had embarked on initiatives to find a permanent solution to the flooding problem in Melaka.
“We will start with a short-term plan by offering those living in low-lying areas a chance to apply for the state government’s affordable housing scheme,” he said.
The three flood control barrages which had malfunctioned would also be repaired soon, added Adly. — RSN MURALI