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PM: Compassionate aid for flood victims fully disbursed in five states

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — Five states — Kelantan, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Terengganu and Perak — have achieved 100 per cent disbursement of Bantuan Wang Ihsan (BWI) to heads of households affected by the current floods, stated Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The prime minister stated the BWI, or compassionate aid, funds for Negri Sembilan had reached 82.7 per cent, Pahang (65.5 per cent) and Selangor (47.6 per cent).

The authorities had been anticipated to complete disbursing BWI to all households affected by the primary wave of flooding by Wednesday, January 5, he stated in an announcement in the present day. Certain states have already been hit by the second wave of flooding.

He stated as at yesterday, BWI had been distributed to twenty-eight,258 or 61.2 per cent of the 46,162 affected family heads whereas 38 next-of-kin of 51 individuals who perished in the floods had obtained Funeral Management BWI.

“To guarantee a sooner and simpler BWI distribution course of, the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) has arrange a Command Centre to do day by day real-time monitoring starting December 27, 2021,” he added.

Ismail Sabri additionally suggested those that obtained authorities help by way of Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to be cautious of unscrupulous events who would possibly benefit from the state of affairs to rip-off them.

The prime minister stated he chaired the Northeast Monsoon 2021/2022 Post-Flood Disaster Management Task Force Special Meeting (MTL 2021/2022) in the present day and was given an replace on the actions taken by the six clusters set as much as handle northeast monsoon post-flood initiatives.

The assembly was attended by, amongst others, mentris besar, chief ministers, the Chief Secretary to the Government, ministry secretaries-general, state secretaries, the Chief of Defence Force, the Inspector-General of Police and directors-general of the related companies.

Ismail Sabri additionally stated the Housing and Local Government Ministry reported that as of yesterday, cleaning-up works for Kuala Lumpur and Melaka had reached 100 per cent, adopted by Negri Sembilan (95 per cent), Selangor (82 per cent) and Pahang (77 per cent), with an estimated 53,800 tonnes of flood waste having been managed utilizing 2,730 items of equipment.

He stated funds totalling RM50 million had been allotted to 32 native authorities (PBT) for endeavor repairs of public infrastructure and amenities, together with socio-economic and security works.

“The restore works and development of latest homes concerned 32 PBT which have obtained a complete of RM50 million,” he stated. 

Ismail Sabri additionally stated the Works Ministry reported that 895 catastrophe places had been detected all through MTL 2021/2022, involving floods, flash floods, slope failures, collapsed roads, sinkholes, and damaged or broken bridges.

He stated rehabilitation initiatives would price a complete of RM967.2 million.

He stated cleaning-up actions had been accomplished at 802 places whereas everlasting restore works would start this month and had been anticipated to be accomplished in June. — eNM

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