Monday, October 15, 2012

Felda helps repair homes

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: 1,300 poor families in Sabah benefit from scheme

KOTA KINABALU: FELDA Sahabat has repaired 1,300 homes of poor families in Sabah while another 300 more will be completed by year-end, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan yesterday.
He said RM24 million, or 30 per cent of the profits made by Felda Sahabat, was being used to faci-litate the agency's corporate social responsibility, at 16 parliamentary constituencies in the state.
"Previously, Felda Sahabat appointed a contractor to do the repairs.
"However, under the blue ocean strategy, the project was carried out as a gotong-royong with the agencies under my care.
"For this, Felda Sahabat allocated funds from its profits, while the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency is doing the repairs as part of their noble effort and the National Civics Bureau gathers the public to join in the gotong-royong," he said during a function with the media here.
In implementing the strategy practised under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Ahmad also introduced the Reduce, Increase, Create and Eliminate (Rice) formula in a move for the agencies to perform their tasks more effectively and comprehensively.

Read more: Felda helps repair homes - General - New Straits Times

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