A ceremony was held yesterday to hand over government financial assistance to a fire victim and four individuals whose homes were affected by the strong winds in the Belait District last month.
The government assistance is through the allocation of the Community Development Department (JAPEM), Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS).
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin handed over the financial aid to the heads of family – Haji Reduan bin Haji Rosman (fire victim), Zauyah binti Abdullah, Hajah Zurinah binti Haji Hamran, Mohammad Hazari bin Wahid and Mohammad Riduwan bin Haji Hassan.
JAPEM Acting Director Pengiran Siti Rahmah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh also attended.
The roofs of four houses at Kampong Pandan, Jalan Mumong; Kampong Sungai Bakong and Kampong Agis-Agis were ripped off during the strong winds and downpour in the Belait District on November 19.
Meanwhile, Haji Reduan’s RPN Kampong Rataie, Temburong house was destroyed by fire on December 3.