RM9.4mil in aid for flood victims in Pahang

A RM500 cash aid will be given to each head of households that had to move to relief centres and homes of relatives when the floods struck Pahang in January.

Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the same amount of aid would also be given to businesses that operate out of stalls and shophouses that were affected by the disaster.

“The total recipients are 18,726 people involving an allocation of about RM9.4mil. This has been decided in a state executive council meeting which I chaired.

“We acknowledge the federal government’s approval of a RM500 cash aid for each head of households through the National Disaster Management Agency.

“Worth around RM4.3mil, this handout only covers some 8,600 heads of households, ” he said in a recent statement.

Besides the aid, Wan Rosdy said the state government had fixed for three months a house rental aid for 27 heads of households whose homes were lost or could not be occupied due to the floods.

The allocation would come up to about RM16,800, he added.

Wan Rosdy also said the state executive council agreed to give laptop computers to recipients under the Pahang Children’s Aid list who would be sitting for SPM this year.

“I hope this financial and equipment assistance can to some extent ease the burden caused by the floods as well as the learning challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic, ” he said.

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