KOTA KINABALU: The public should not doubt the relief supports that have been approved by the federal and state governments to help the earthquake victims.
Sabah Minister of Resource Development and IT Technology, Datuk Siringan Gubat, said parts of the promises have been carried out by the government in phases.
“The repair works for schools damaged by the earthquake are on-going, carried out by contractors. Some of these repairs will take time, such as the mosque construction that costs RM8 million as approved by the federal government.
“The Health Ministry will also give allocations to repair quarters buildings and Ranau Hospital, besides from other infrastructures such as the police station,” he said to the media after officiating the ILTP 2015/1 Session End of Training Certificate Presentation.
Ranau district was hit by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in 6 June and followed by aftershocks, causing damages on government buildings which include schools, hospitals, and police stations.
Siringan who is also Paginatan Assemblyman (ADUN), said they appreciate the efforts of every parties in channeling donations for the earthquake and flash floods victims in the district.
He said other supports from the state government have been channeled to the natural disaster committee and to Ranau, Kota Belud, and Tuaran districts.
He explained that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced RM10 million to repair the damaged facilities at Mount Kinabalu during his visit to Ranau recently. -SayangSabah