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Sarawak gets RM250 mln federal fund for flood mitigation programme
Posted on : 17 Dec 2018  Source of News: The Borneopost Online

Dr Sim (second right) and Xavier (centre) being briefed by Chok on flood mitigation and sewerage services. Others from left are Lau and See.


KUCHING: The federal government has approved funding of RM250 million for the flood mitigation programme in Sarawak.

According to a statement from the Local Government and Housing Ministry issued yesterday, this came after a meeting between Minister of Local Government and Housing Sarawak Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian and the federal Minister of Land, Water and Natural Resources Dr Xavier Jayakumar in Putrajaya earlier this month.

Dr Sim was joined by Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How, Drainage and Irrigation (DID) Sarawak director Chok Moi Soon and Sewerage Services Department Sarawak director Lau Hian Ung during the courtesy call on Xavier at Wisma Sumber Asli in Putrajaya.

It is learnt that drainage and irrigation are among projects under concurrent Federal-State Joint Funding list.

Under the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020), DID Sarawak requested for RM4.58 billion to handle four main programmes, of which RM608.7 million (or 13 per cent) had been approved.

It is reported that the approved projects for Sarawak included flood mitigation for Kuching and Sibu.