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According to Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government will provide housing for groups affected by Covid-19 at a minimal rent for at least two years.

He promised to provide more details on the residential aid effort for residents affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, which he stated will be a top priority when he takes over the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT).

He stated the Covid-19 pandemic had had a significant influence on the people’s economy, as some people lost their employment and were unable to meet daily expenses, including paying rent, and that hawkers, petty traders, and inhabitants of the People’s Housing Project were among those affected (PPR).

Reezal Merican stated that KPKT would continue the Community Vaccination Mobilisation Programme (MOVAK 2.0) in six states with low vaccination rates, namely Terengganu, Perak, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Sabah, by focusing on PPR dwellers and small business owners.

According to him, the Ministry of Health (MoH) had donated 80,000 vaccine doses for the MOVAK programme, with 33,000 people in the target groups receiving the vaccination so far across the country.

Reezal Merican said he’ll meet with Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin to discuss increased vaccine supplies as part of MOVAK 2.0. Working on the Malaysian Family concept, Reezal Merican stated that he would guarantee that KPKT plans are carried out smoothly in order to provide a safe atmosphere for people to go about their daily lives.

 

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PUTRAJAYA (Sept 2): The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will be providing residence for groups affected by Covid-19 at minimum rent for at least two years, said Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican (pictured).

He said he will announce further information on the residence aid initiative for residents affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be a primary focus when he leads the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT), on Monday.

He said the Covid-19 pandemic had given a major impact in terms of the people’s economy as some lost their jobs and were unable to cope with daily expenses as well as paying rent and among them were hawkers, petty traders and residents of the People’s Housing Project (PPR).

“Not only have they lost their jobs, they also lost the roof above their heads when they could not pay the rent,” he said at his first media conference here today after being appointed to the post by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob last week. Reezal Merican began his official duty at KPKT yesterday.

Reezal Merican added that KPKT would continue the Community Vaccination Mobilisation Programme (MOVAK 2.0) by focusing on PPR residents and petty traders in six states with low vaccination rates, namely Terengganu, Perak, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Sabah.

“I have asked my officers to provide data on the target groups living in 140 PPR throughout the country as well as petty traders who have yet to be vaccinated.

He said the Ministry of Health (MoH) had provided 80,000 vaccine doses for the MOVAK programme and 33,000 in the target groups nationwide had received the vaccine so far.

Reezal Merican said he will hold meetings with Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on additional vaccine supply to step up vaccination under MOVAK 2.0.

Working under the concept of the Malaysian Family, Reezal Merican said he would ensure that KPKT plans proceed smoothly to ensure a safe environment for the people to carry out normal life.

 

Source: Edge Prop

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