RM20mil more to repair houses of hardcore poor

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan Federal Development Department has identified 20 homes of the hardcore poor for repair and restoration through an additional allocation of RM20mil this year.

Jasri Kasim, who is director of the Kelantan State Development Office, Implementation Coordination Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, said the initiative was aimed at helping the needy who are registered through the eKasih system.

“We have already listed the eligible recipients for house repairs and construction of new homes for two recipients in each district, which are expected to be completed this year.

“We are implementing this assistance according to priorities or urgency, especially for those who have dilapidated houses,” he said after launching the eKasih@Kijang Tour programme here yesterday, Bernama reported.

Jasri also visited four hardcore poor families around Kampung Kijang to deliver donations of basic necessities and cash.

He said for the new house building programme, the recipient will receive assistance up to RM80,000 while RM25,000 will be given for house renovation.

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