Permanent disaster relief centres to be set up immediately, says PM

Published on 28 Nov 2023 4:09:33 PM

Permanent Disaster Relief Centres will be established around the country immediately, with the pilot project to begin in nine states, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

When replying to a supplementary question from Datuk Shamshulkahar Mohd Deli (BN-Jempol) on Tuesday (Nov 28) as to whether or not the government has plans and actions to improve basic flood relief facilities nationwide, Anwar, who is also Finance Minister, also said each centre will have a ceiling cost of RM5mil and will provide better protection for flood victims than temporary relief centres.

In reply to Shamshulkahar's original question about the government’s preparedness for flood disasters and the North-east Monsoon season, Anwar said an early allocation of RM241mil had been channelled for use in 164 districts, adding that 66,169 officers and personnel from various branches of government agencies at all levels are on standby.