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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Pahang MB announces RM6.03m for phase three of state’s Covid-19 aid

 


The Pahang government has announced an allocation of RM6.03 million for phase three of Bantuan Prihatin Pahang (BPP) Covid-19 for the target group affected by the pandemic, said Menteri Besar Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.

He said the assistance would be channelled through the distribution of food baskets to recipients, who included registered fishermen, canteen operators and workers, as well as school hostel dining halls and hawkers who are not registered with the local authorities.

"This aid is in addition to the assistance that has been channelled previously through the service centres of the respective state elected representatives to meet the needs of those who are badly affected by Covid-19," he said in a statement here today.

The announcement of phase three of BPP Covid-19 brings the total allocation made by the state government for the purpose to RM23.13 million, with the first phase amounting to RM7.8 million on May 24.

The first phase involved recipients from the hardcore poor, people with disabilities (PwDs) and senior citizens above the age of 80 who are aid recipients of the Social Welfare Department.

The second phase involved an allocation of RM9.3 million and targeted for, among others, boat operators, tour guides, school canteen operators and their daily wage workers, delivery service providers and e-hailing drivers.

The recipients under phase two, announced last June 4, also included the Orang Asli, army veterans and police retirees.

- Bernama

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