Friday, January 30, 2009

31,000 rural folks to get RM RM22.6 million fuel subsidy

BINTULU: Some 31,000 rural folk in Sarawak with outboard engines will be given a RM22.6 million fuel subsidy by the federal government.

Announcing this on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Tans Sri Alfred Jabu, said the disbursement of the subsidy would be based on the lists recorded by the Resident Offices in the state.

He said the disbursement of the fuel subsidy would be done one-off to three categories of outboard engine owners.

Owners of 10 horsepower engines and below will be eligible to receive RM350 per unit of engine while owners of outboard engine of between 10 to 20 horsepower will receive RM500 per unit engine.

Those with 20 horsepower outboard engines and above will receive RM750 per unit of engine.

“Those who have been left out can approach the Resident or District Officer in their respective areas for registration.

“However, the outboard engine must be authenticated to be in working condition,” said Jabu.

He told reporters this during working visits to Bintulu yesterday, he inspected the road erosion in Tatau, landslides and floods in sebauh and Ulu Sebauh.

Meanwhile, Jabu also gave away fertilisers to hill padi farmers in Ulu Sebauh. Each bag of fertilisers weighed 25 kg and cost RM168.

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