KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 -- More development projects, which not only involve infrastructure, but also economic and human capital development, can be implemented in the rural areas with the RM10.19 billion allocation made to the Rural Development Ministry under Budget 2021, said its minister, Datuk Dr Abd Latiff Ahmad.
He said this could further support socio-economic development, as well as create a prosperous living environment for the rural community as outlined in the Rural Development Policy 2030.
“The total allocation to the ministry includes RM3.533 billion for management and RM6.657 billion in development allocation, and the amount is RM431 million or 4.42 per cent higher than the allocation made for 2020.
“The allocation can be considered huge, especially in the current economic situation with the country still affected by the COVID-19 epidemic," he said in a statement here today.
He said the ministry would ensure that the allocation would be spent on programmes or projects for the well-being of the rural population.
“The ministry will continue to ensure that what have been planned will be carried out smoothly and effectively for the benefit of the people, especially those hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic," he added.
He said the Orang Asli community was also not left out, with an allocation of RM236.2 million made for infrastructure, economic and human capital development to empower the community.
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