Mitra to implement socio-economic development programme with RM7.2mil allocation

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) will implement a targeted socio-economic development programme involving 72 parliamentary constituencies in 38 districts with high Indian community density through an allocation of RM7.2mil.

Its special task force committee chairman Datuk R. Ramanan said each MP will receive RM100,000 to implement programmes such as human capital, entrepreneurship and career or social and welfare, spirituality, and well-being developments.

The programme is part of the four initiatives to improve the socio-economic of the Indian community for this year, whereby RM20mil has been allocated in total, he said.

“There is the Aircraft Maintenance Licence Programme, which gives opportunities to 100 B40 Indian youths.

"They will be trained to become Certified Technicians with certification and licences from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and given work placements after completing the training.

"It is in collaboration with Weststar Aviation Services (WASSB) with RM5.5mil allocated for this purpose," he said at a press conference on Friday (June 2).

In collaboration with SG Education Group, 150 Indian B40 youths will participate in the Drone Operation and Data Service (DODS) programme and “Electrified Automation Advancement programme” (EAAP) involving a cost of RM4.3mil, Ramanan added.

Mitra will also be working with Google Malaysia to supply 6,000 refurbished laptops to 527 Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) schools involving an allocation of RM3mil, he added.

“The devices will be installed with Google ChromeOS Flex, allowing them to last between eight and 10 years,” he said.

The Sungai Buloh MP added that all related information will be uploaded on

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