KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 — There are proposals to lease out idle land owned by the Federal Government and Malay reserve land for agriculture or business projects under Budget 2022, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said.
He said this is among efforts to increase agricultural areas and provide opportunities for low-income groups and youths, including graduates, to generate income.
Through this initiative, the land can also be managed optimally and in an orderly manner,” he said when presenting the budget at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Tengku Zafrul said in improving food security, generating higher income and attracting more young agropreneurs, the government would continue efforts to drive modernisation of the agricultural sector.
On a separate note, the Pahang government is expanding its People’s House (RRP) initiative to the needy and eligible settlers in the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) schemes in the state. Those eligible get a unit worth RM65,000 per for free.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the decision which was made last Wednesday would allow the houses to be built in the same area as the recipient’s parents’ house (first generation of Felda settlers), provided all family members give their consent.
A review of the law found that there were no obstacles to building the houses on the land, and Felda too had no issues with this. The goal is to help the needy among the second generation of Felda settlers to own their own houses, he said in a statement here today.
Hence, Wan Rosdy asked the local authorities (PBT) to facilitate the implementation of the RRP in their areas, and district officers are reminded to identify those who are eligible to receive RRP units.
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