More to benefit from PPRMS programme

Some of the building materials being stored up at the Tamin Service Centre before being handed over to the affected longhouses.

SELANGAU: The state government remains committed in assisting hardcore poor households to own decent homes through the Sarawak Poor Home Improvement Programme (PPRMS).

The programme would be continued in order to allow more eligible households to benefit from it, Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira Sambang assured the people.

He said many among the state’s hardcore poor had so far benefitted from the programme.

“The PPRMS project is seen to be able to reduce the burden of the people especially the low-income group. Through this programme, the people can also construct their longhouses on gotong-royong basis, which can further reduce cost,” he added.

He was speaking at the handing over of assistance to the 12-door Rumah Juli longhouse, Kemena and 14-door Rumah Banyoi, Sungai Pelugau, both in Balingian today. Both longhouses received assistance in the form of the roofing materials.

Gira said recently, five longhouses in Tamin had also benefitted from the PPRMS whereby they received building materials for some renovation works.

He said next on the list to benefit from the programme would be Rumah Jungan, 21-door Rumah Merom Jelani in Ulu Mukah and 28-door Rumah Ramping Mugang, also in Ulu Mukah.

Gira urged the longhouses that had received building materials under the programme to carry out the required renovation works the soonest possible.

“The speedy completion of the renovation work is crucial because the subsequent assistance under the PPRMS programme would only be disbursed upon completion of the existing renovation works,” he added.