IPOH: The state government will distribute 700 food aid boxes to inshore fishermen in all districts to ease their burden, says Datuk Saarani Mohamad (pic).
The Perak Mentri Besar said the assistance would be provided through the Fisheries Department, adding that the recipients will be fishermen listed as recipients of those receiving the cost of living allowance and those who depend entirely on daily catches to support their families.
He said the assistance will help families affected by the movement control order which restricts their activities to earn a living by fishing in rivers, or lakes apart from not being able to work in their villages.
“These food aid boxes will be distributed to qualified inland fishermen by the department with the support from the district offices and local community leaders," said Saarani.
“The state government will continue to work with various parties to help alleviate the burden of those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.