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RM100 million for Sabah's housing assistance programme this year

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will receive RM100 million from the Rural and Regional Development Ministry under the Housing Assistance Programme this year.

With the allocation, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said, the state government hoped to build more houses for the hardcore poor as compared to last year.

"We hope to build 2,500 houses with the money. Last year, we built 1,165 houses," he told reporters after chairing a People Welfare Development Programme steering committee and state-level Poverty Eradication meeting here on Feb 23.

On the poverty rate in Sabah, Musa said it had dropped by 16% since the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) mid-term review.

He said the state government would carry out poverty eradication programmes under the 9MP and the Sabah Development Corridor, especially those under the National Key Result Areas, which aim to improve the quality of living among the poor. -- Bernama
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