KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has approved a RM160mil Bantuan Prihatin Covid-19 fund to help all levels of society hit hard by the pandemic, says Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.
The Chief Minister said this was in addition to the RM50mil approved by the state government earlier this month.
He said the funds are to be disbursed through various ministries in the form of cash aid.
"It will benefit those in the agriculture, tourism and transport sectors, as well as hawkers, orphans and single mothers, among others," he said after chairing the weekly state cabinet meeting here Wednesday (Oct 28).
From this amount, RM1mil will be channelled through universities to help students at institutes of higher learning, Hajiji said.
Apart from that, he also announced the establishment of the Sabah Economic Council to discuss the way forward for the state's economic recovery.
He said membership of the council would be announced soon and will comprise captains of the industry, businessmen, NGOs and academicians.
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