Azhar Harun says it will also be a tough feat to have automatic voter registration implemented in time for the Sarawak state election.
The financial aid is being given to rural recipients at 31 locations in Sarawak.
There will be positive returns for the people, says Deputy Finance Minister, Amiruddin Hamzah.
Academic Teo Kok Seong says Malaysia's education policies are well designed but have been poorly implemented.
The former Kedah menteri besar says good plans and strategies he had put in place were not implemented by Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, who succeeded him after he resigned in 2016.
The prime minister says the projects are proof the ruling government is safeguarding the welfare of the people in Langkawi.
The plan involves getting more Indians into universities, providing more places in the civil service and solving citizenship woes plaguing the community.
The National Security Council Act 2016 would come into operation on a date decided by the prime minister and the date of the Act would be published in the Gazette, says Minister Nancy Shukri.