KOTA BAHARU (Bernama) – The Kelantan state government requires RM52.5 million to build permanent houses for flood victims who lost their houses in the recent floods.
Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said apart from the Federal government’s proposal to build temporary shelter, the state government has a long term plan of building permanent houses with three rooms, for flood victims who lost their houses.
“We are sourcing for RM52.5 million to carry out a project to build housesfor about 1,500 flood victims who lost their houses. We are hoping for contributions from millionaires, banking institutions to fund the project,” he told reporters after launching a ‘premier gotong-royong’ at the Kota Sultan Ismail Petra (Dataran Al-Quran) yesterday.
The ‘premier gotong-royong’ involved 1,700 volunteers.
Ahmad said the government was also compiling information and data on places that can be used as temporary settlements for flood victims, including government quarters.
He said priority would be to find temporary shelter for those affected in Gua Musang, Kuala Krai and Tanah Merah.