LABUAN: The Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia will implement at least 38 projects of reconstructing houses that were destroyed by fire and dilapidated nationwide involving an allocation of RM1.59 million this year.
The department will also set aside another allocation of RM639,000 for the housing repair projects involving 47 dilapidated houses across the country.
Its Deputy Director-General (Development) Datuk Amer Yusof said the projects were part of the corporate social responsibility of his department in assisting the needy especially those affected by fire in the country.
“The projects are to be carried out through the ‘gotong-royong’ by our personnel who have carpentry skills,” he said at the presentation of house key to the recipient of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) House Build Programme at Kg Bukit Kuda here Saturday.
Amer said a total of 136 houses have been reconstructed and 92 were repaired since 2012 to 2016 (nationwide).