Floods: BWI aid offers welcome relief for flood victims

HULU LANGAT  — For now, Taman Sri Nanding residents in Hulu Langat who were badly affected by the recent floods have only one thing on their minds – to get their homes back to livable conditions as soon as possible.

In such a dire situation, post-flood assistance such as the Bantuan Wang Ihsan (BWI) announced recently by the government is a welcome relief.

One resident, Shahrul Ridzuan, 38, said the aid will provide some form of relief as his house was a total loss after being ravaged by the floods, as with many others in the residential area.

“I heard of the BWI assistance, though I’ve yet to apply for it because I have had to tend to other matters since the floods struck.

“At this moment, we’re just grateful that we survived the flood, although we’ve yet to coordinate what we’re supposed to do next because everything happened in a flash,” Shahrul, who is self-employed, told Bernama when met at his home today.

Another Taman Sri Nanding resident, Hamzah Hamad, 65, said that he submitted his BWI application yesterday.

“We’re lucky that some of our stuff, which includes our vehicles, are still usable, but the same can’t be said for many others here. We’ve been cleaning our house for two days now and even that isn’t enough time to properly sort out what needs to be discarded and what remains usable. As such, we really appreciate the BWI,” he said.

Bernama reported that the channeling of BWI amounting to RM1,000 for heads of households (KIR) affected by natural disasters would be implemented via cash handover at the State Disaster Operations Control Centre (PKOB), cash handover from house to house or online transfer.

Today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government has channelled a total of RM34 million in BWI aid for distribution to 34,000 heads of households in flood-hit states as of yesterday.

He said the aid had been channelled to the PKOB with the cooperation from the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) under the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) and efforts to find unregistered victims are also being done.

— BERNAMA

 

Facebook Comments

BERKAITAN

Kategori:

TERKINI

Padah benarkan pelajar perempuan ambil gambar tanpa baju

Guru seni wanita, 41, dipecat selepas membiarkan pelajar berusia 15 tahun bergambar TANPA BAJU dan murid lain membuat simulasi melancap dan memegang botol alkohol...

Kesesakan LRT: PH melalak dan merapu sembang fasal dasar pengangkutan awam, rakyat teraniaya

Korang nak tahu tak fasal LRT 3 yang dijangka dirasmikan dan digunapakai tahun 2023 nanti actually tersasar dari jadual asal sepatutnya tahun 2020 dah...

Gol pelik punca Selangor diratah JDT

Ketua jurulatih Selangor FC, Michael Feichtenbeiner menyifatkan dua gol pada awal permainan yang dijaringkan Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) mematahkan semangat pemainnya hingga diratah 1-5...

[Video] Jalan sesak akibat Kemalangan 2 lori terbalik di KM 425.7 (arah utara) PLUS Utara di antara Bukit Beruntung & Bukit Tagar.

Kejadian berlaku kira-kira jam 10 pagi di KM425.7 (arah utara) Lebuhraya Plus diantara Bukit Beruntung ke Bukit Tagar. Kesesakan berlaku sejauh 18 kilometer dari Rawang...

Syed Saddiq mempergunakan nama ibu bapa untuk berbohong?

Syed Saddiq didakwa mengeluarkan wang tunai RM1.12 juta secara tidak jujur daripada akaun bank PPBM untuk kegunaan sendiri. Daripada situ, dia menggunakan RM100k untuk membeli...

[Video] Seorang daripada dua remaja hilang akibat arus deras di Penampang ditemukan

Penampang: Seorang daripada mangsa yang dilaporkan hilang selepas dihanyutkan arus deras di Sungai Kampung Pogunon, sejak semalam, ditemukan lemas di Sungai Moyog Kampung Pagansakan...

SPRM akan siasat individu terima dana UKSB termasuk Muhyiddin Yassin

SPRM dalam kenyataan berkata, agensi itu juga mengesahkan sudah menerima beberapa aduan terhadap individu terbabit Siasatan yang akan dijalankan mengikut bidang kuasa yang...

Artis versetile, Adibah Noor meninggal dunia

Ramai peminat masih tidak dapat menerima kenyataan pemergian artis versatile Adibah Nor. Media sosial di penuhi dengan berita pemergian beliau. Berita awal mengenai pemergian Allahyarham...

2 remaja maut motosikal bertembung kereta di Kalumpang

HULU SELANGOR: Dua remaja lelaki maut selepas motosikal dinaiki mereka, bertembung sebuah kereta di Kilometer 75 Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh dekat Taman Keliang, Kalumpang di...