Nadma ready to help drought-affected areas


ALOR GAJAH: The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) is prepared to provide assistance to areas affected by drought in the country, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.

He said allocations under the Nadma Disaster Relief Fund could be used to purchase equipment such as Portable Water Treatment Plant (PWTP) for use in the drought-affected areas.

“PWTP can produce up to 120,000 litres of water a day, which can be channelled to more than 8,000 residents in the affected areas, ” he said, adding that discussions were also held with several government agencies such as the Meteorology Department and Department of Irrigation and Drainage to carry out a study on future weather conditions.

Mohd Redzuan said this when met at the launch of the Pak Wan Prihatin Programme for the Rembia state constituency here yesterday.

Last Tuesday, the Melaka government received five units of PWTP worth RM2.25mil from Nadma as preparation for the dry season, which normally occurs during the southwest monsoon between March and June.

Meanwhile, Mohd Redzuan, who is a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member, said implementation of government policies under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic had prompted opposition MPs to declare support for the Federal Government.

“Although they are not with us, they express their support for us. This is a healthy change to ensure Perikatan Nasional, which is led by the Prime Minister, continues to carry out our responsibilities for the people, regardless of religion and race, ” he said. — Bernama

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