Rural folk get a boost in infrastructure

By Monday July 11th, 2011 No Comments

TENOM: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) has expressed his desires to see a balanced development throughout the country including Sabah and Sarawak.

To ensure that this happens, one of the six NKRAs – Rural Basic Infrastructure (RBI) – of the GTP has been especially designed to ensure that adequate basic amenities are provided for the rural population.

Development-wise, Najib said the country has witnessed the highest increase in terms of the construction of roads, supply of electricity and clean water as well as housing in the rural areas for the past 18 months.

He attributed the successful deliverables to Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as the Minister of the Rural and Regional Development, who is also the lead minister for the RBI NKRA.

During his recent visit to Kelambong in Sabah, Najib announced the approval of a RM2.8mil allocation for road upgrades and RM3mil for the construction of longhouses for the Murut people as well as a place to store their crafts.

He said the two projects, which are headed by the Rural and Regional Development Ministry, are important as they would provide a place for comfortable living and also preserve the heritage of the Murut people.

The Prime Minister said the government has never neglected the needs of the rural people as it strives to ensure a balanced development throughout the nation.

Source : The Star

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