99 households in Dalat get food aid


DALAT: A total of 99 households in two remote villages here received State Food Aid on Friday. The villages were Kampung Klid with 53 households and Kampung Narub with 46 households.

Dalat assemblywoman Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah stated that the two villages were about 45 km from Dalat town.

“The two kampung can only be reached by water transport and it takes about one hour’s journey using 250hp engine,” she said in a statement yesterday.

Fatimah added that Dalat Constituency comprised 30 kampung and 3,845 households.

“Every household receives 5kg of rice and a plastic bag comprising 2kg of cooking oil, 1kg of sugar, 1kg of flour, one pack of coffee, 50 teabags, 350g of salt and two packets of Osborne biscuits. A house which has more than one family in it will be given one extra plastic bag of food supply.

“The drop-off point for the food aid is mostly the Balai Raya (community hall). Meanwhile, the house-to-house distribution will be done by representatives of the Village Branch Disaster Committee.

“The distribution process will comply with the movement control order (MCO) implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19,” she explained.

Fatimah, who is also the Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development, added that the State Food Aid was part of the state government’s effort to ensure that ‘there is food on the table’ in this trying time of battling the outbreak.

Dalat is one of the 82 constituencies throughout the state which benefits from the State Food Aid. As of now, 67 District Disaster Committees and Service Centres have distributed food supplies to their respective areas.