Safer, comfortable homes for the needy

Jamilah (second right) and Azizul (second left) at a PPRMS recipient’s home.

KUCHING: The recipients of Sarawak Poor Housing Improvement Project (PPRMS) are truly relieved as they now enjoy safer and more comfortable homes during the rainy season.

Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu said PPRMS is an initiative by the state government for the underprivileged to have comfortable and safe homes.

“For PPRMS 2018, a total of RM1 million in allocation was given and 109 houses were repaired in 2019. Meanwhile, for PPRMS 2019, 100 houses are repaired in 2020 using the RM1 million allocation.

“Of the 100, 68 of them have been repaired and the remaining 32 are still under implementation and will be completed by the end of the year,” she said during a visit to the repaired houses today.

Meanwhile, Timah Jirin, wife to PPRMS recipient Saptu Salim expressed relief that her family’s home was no longer in poor shape.

“This is during the rainy season at the end of the year where our roof leaked water as it was in need of repair,” she said. Their home in Kampung Bajo Lundu had its roof and ceiling repaired which cost RM8,441.

Another recipient in Kampung Bajo Lundu who is currently having its roof, ceiling and veranda repaired is Bujang Ibot at the cost of RM 13,578.

Also present were Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Tanjung Datu Youth chief Azizul Annuar Adenan, PBB Tanjung Datu Women chief Fatimah Abdullah and PBB Kampung Bajo sub-branch head Rosli Bujang.