Armed Forces hands out 2,100 tonnes of essential items

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  • Saturday, 03 Jan 2015

SHAH ALAM: A total of 2,385 tonnes of essential items have been collected by the Armed Forces since the establishment of a 24-hour flood aid collection centre at the Subang air force base last week.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said out of the figure, 2,165 tonnes of the donations had been distributed and flown to the affected states in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

“As of yesterday (Thursday), we have made 278 rounds distributing the items. The rest will be distributed in stages,” he told reporters at the air base yesterday.

Hishammuddin said the Armed Forces would collaborate with the Works Ministry on post-flood recovery work.

“Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and I have agreed that it would be good to work together to repair the road between Kampung Jongok Batu and Kampung Pasir Raja in Dungun, Terengganu.

“We also have identified the two bridges that were damaged as Sungai Stelu bridge in Gua Musang, Kelantan, and Sungai Tanum bridge in Lipis, Pahang,” he said.

Hishammuddin and Fadillah later left the Subang air base for Terengganu to visit flood victims, as well as to assess the damage along Jalan Jongok Batu in Dungun.

They are scheduled to leave for Kuala Lipis, Pahang, today.

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