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December 07, 2017 18:48 PM

LKIM All Set To Help Fishermen Affected By Floods

KUALA TERENGGANUDec 7 (Bernama) -- The Fisheries Development Authority ofMalaysia(LKIM) will constantly monitor the welfare of fishermen affected by the floods, said its TerengganudirectorMohamad Zawahid Shamsuddin.

He said to facilitate the management of applications for aid and monitoring, a committee was formed in all districts, in collaboration with fishermenassociations.

"In determining the form of aid needed, we will observe and assess the losses faced. If the houses are found to be damaged, we will repair themin 'gotong-royong' manner, whiledamaged items may be replaced.

"The aid will be distributed through the Natural Disaster Assistance and Fishermen's Welfare Scheme,"he told Bernamahere today.

Mohamad Zawahidsaid the aid wasamong various assistance distributed to fishermen during the monsoon season and emergencies such as when boats capsized or fishermen went missing at sea.



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