KOTA BARU: The Federal government has plans for eight people's housing projects in several districts in Kelantan at a cost of RM600 million, state federal development action council chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today.
He said besides the project launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Machang yesterday, the others were in Gua Musang, Jeli, Kota Baru, Pasir Mas, Rantau Panjang and Ketereh, Kota Baru.
"Except for the 1,000 units in Gua Musang which has been completed and another 1,000 in Kota Baru which will be completed next, the others are in various stages.
"This is the biggest allocation for housing in Kelantan and has never done in such scale by other parties. The people's housing has never been provided by the state government, all are built by the federal government," he told reporters after the council meeting here today.
Mustapa, who is also International Trade and Industry Minister, said the project launched by Najib yesterday involved 418 units which would cost RM35 million.
In another development, Mustapa who is also Jeli MP said the Jeli Hospital presently has no emergency specialist.
"There is an urgent need for a specialist as there are many accidents and the hospital is located near the East-West highway. When cases were brought to Jeli, they have to be transferred to Tanah Merah or other hospitals," he said.
Mustapa said there was also need to upgrade the padaetric ward at the hospital as it was full most of the time.
"We have to find ways ways to upgrade the ward as presently it only 24 beds. I will be applying for an allocation of at least RM500,000 to improve several facilities at the hospital." he said.