Budget 2024: RM11.8bil allocated for 33 high priority flood mitigation projects, says Anwar


PETALING JAYA: As part of disaster preparedness efforts, RM11.8bil has been set aside for 33 high priority flood mitigation projects, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said that the projects include those at Sungai Pahang, Sungai Langat Phase 2, Sungai Likas and Baling Phase 2.

"The letters of acceptance (SST) for 24 of the projects, worth RM5.1bil, will be issued starting October this year, while the remainder will be issued in the first quarter of 2024," the Finance Minister said while tabling Budget 2024 in the Dewan Rakyat on Friday (Oct13).

He also said RM300mil would be channeled to the Natural Disaster Management Agency (Nadma), including RM100mil for flood mitigation.

Anwar also said RM200mil would be set aside for the National Disaster Aid Fund to set up nine permanent flood relief centres as well as repairs for toilets, bathrooms and stores at 1,500 temporary relief centres nationwide.

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