KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawak needs funds to build affordable houses, basic infrastructure facilities, and for youth activities; thus, it hoped the prime minister will allocate money for all these in Budget 2015.
Assistant Minister of Housing Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, also Asajaya assemblyman, said the state needed to build affordable houses because everyone wanted to own a house.
“The price of houses keeps increasing, and many people will not be able to buy houses if they are to follow the market price. They must be helped, and this requires careful planning by the government,” he told reporters when met at World Habitat Day 2014, held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Samarahan District Council, here yesterday.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is slated to table Budget 2015 in Parliament tomorrow.
Abdul Karim said the state also hoped to get more allocations from the federal government for various infrastructure facilities, including buildings and roads, to be built or upgraded.
As the assistant minister of youth development, he also hoped to get money for youth activities.
“Youths are our hope for the future; therefore, we must plan good and beneficial activities for them so that they will be able to lead the country to a better future.”