RM5bil funds for state roads now covers flood damage, says PM

A RM5 billion government store implied for street fixes in states will presently be extended to incorporate harm brought about by floods, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

He said the maintenance extension would be extended to cover harms to spans, channels, courses and slants on state streets.

Ismail said states could apply for the financing through the Malaysian Road Records Information System (Marris).

He said this included harm to nearby gathering streets and streets under agrarian specialists.

“The national government is worried about states impacted by the floods brought about by the northeastern rainstorm last year and this year.

“We have consented to relook the allotments under Marris to grow the extent of fixes to help the states in a superior manner.

“The central government is prepared to correct the rules and significant regulations to extend the extent of the Marris distributions,” he said in an articulation.

Marris is the national government process for conceding yearly installments for support of state streets, as ensured under the Federal Constitution.

As per a prior answer given in Parliament, these assets for support are given subsequent to ascertaining the typical expense of keeping a street and the length of state streets.

States should enroll their streets into the Marris framework to meet all requirements for these payouts

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