KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 — The government has allocated RM680 million for the Price Standardisation, Price Stabilisation and General Use Flour Subsidy programmes this year, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.
He said of the amount, RM240 million has been set aside for the implementation of the Price Standardisation Programme which involved the Distribution of Essential Goods, Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Community Drumming programme
“A total of RM400 million for the Cooking Oil Price Stabilisation programme and RM40 million for the General Use Flour Subsidy programme,” he told reporters after launching the Kota Kinabalu City Hall’s Joint Broadcasting System at Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu, here today.
Present were Sabah Community Development and People’s Welfare Minister, Datuk Shahelmey Yahya, Sabah director of Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Georgie Abas and Kota Kinabalu mayor Datuk Noorliza Awang Alip.
Nanta said through the programmes, the government would bear the cost of transportation to deliver seven controlled items from suppliers in the city to selected rural areas.