TAWAU, July 5 (Bernama) -- About 1,200 dilapidated houses belonging to the poor in the Kalabakan parliamentary constituency have been repaired under the housing aid programme, said the member of parliament (MP) for Kalabakan, Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh.
He said the cost of repairing the house, ranging from RM7,000 to RM14,000, was contributed by Felda and several other related government agencies.
"We will continue with this programme. In addition to providing basic facilities such as roads, water supply and electricity, we will also provide direct aid to families and individuals who need them. I assure you that we will not run away from our responsibility to champion the cause of the people.
"The people want the Barisan Nasional (BN) and give their trust to BN," Abdul Ghapur, who is also the Kalabakan Umno division head, told reporters after chairing a meeting of the Umno divisional committee, here today.
On the residents living at the foothills of Bukit Kukusan, whose homes were damaged after being hit by large boulders that rolled down from the quarry on Bukit Kukusan, Abdul Ghapur said residents who were eligible would be relocated to Taman Semarak.