6 AUGUST 2012, SELAMA - Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the rural sector would remain the main agenda of the Government’s development while new plans would also be implemented for the people living in the rural areas to have a better life.
During the opening of the Sungai Siputeh Mini-RTC (Rural Transformation Centre) on July 12, he said the Government has always given special focus to rural development, especially in terms of fund allocation for development programmes.
Muhyiddin said the programmes, which have been implemented and also those to be carried out, indicate that the Government has not neglected the rural population.
He said in 2011, the Government constructed and upgraded 1,013km of rural roads under the Improving Rural Basic Infrastructure NKRA, which benefited 425,377 people.
Muhyiddin said besides the new and restored network of roads, an additional 73,227 houses were also connected with treated water supply benefiting 366,135 people.
Electricity coverage benefited 27,004 households while 14,365 houses were either constructed or renovated for the poor, he added.