KUALA LUMPUR: Permanent disaster relief centres will be immediately established, with the pilot project to begin in nine states, says Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Anwar said the permanent centres involved a ceiling cost of RM5 million per centre, and could provide flood victims better protection than temporary relief centres.
“We face floods every year. It’s unreasonable to have only temporary centres, so that’s why the government decided to set up the permanent centres.
“The centres can perhaps also be community activity centres (outside the flood season),” he said during Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat today.
He was replying to a supplementary question from Shamshulkahar Deli (BN-Jempol) on whether the government had plans to improve basic temporary relief centre facilities nationwide.