Raja Nong Chik Confident Poverty Eradication Target Achievable
MIRI, April 5 (Bernama) — Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin is confident that the poverty eradication target for urban areas can be achieved this year.
He said a total of RM19,894,800 had been allocated under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) to achieve the target through various programmes under his ministry.
He said these included the Housing Aid Programme with an allocation of RM7.4 million, Housing Rent Aid programme (RM4.165 million) and Capacity Building programme (RM3 million).
“They also include the Income Generation programme amounting to RM4.665 million, and the Mind Development programme amounting to RM600,000,” he told reporters after presenting the Urban Wellbeing Aid to 154 residents, here Tuesday.
At the aid presentation ceremony, 50 students received schooling aid of RM50 while 100 people received the Urban Wellbeing Aid of RM100 in the form of daily food and four others were given aid of RM5,000 each to repair their homes.