26 houses undergo repair works

Dr Abdul Rahman with PPRMS recipients.

KUCHING: A total of 26 houses were repaired through the Sarawak Poor Home Improvement Programme (PPRMS) in the Pantai Damai constituency in the period from January to June this year.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the house repair project involved the replacement of dilapidated roofs, walls and floors.

According to him, the implementation of the program is implemented continuously and applications can be made through the village development and security committee (JKKK).

“Last year and this year, the implementation of the programme was a bit late due to the Covid-19 pandemic and adherence to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government,” he said.

He said this while inspecting the condition of houses repaired through PPRMS in Kampung Jaya Bakti and Kampung Sri Kandong yesterday (Jul 6).

Dr Abdul Rahman who is also the Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) explained that the PPRMS which was started in 2018 is to help the less fortunate to repair their homes.

“Most homeowners welcomed the programme and thanked Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” he said.

Dr Abdul Rahman (second right) with PPRMS recipients.