Agencies coordinate efforts to help Kg Ayer familes

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TWO impoverished families living in Kg Ayer received a helping hand yesterday from a group of agencies that provided financial assistance for restoration works on their dilapidated houses, state broadcaster Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) reported.

Officers and staff from the Brunei-Muara District Office, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB), Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) and the Community Development Department (Japem) were present yesterday for a handover ceremony of the repaired homes to the housing aid recipients.

Brunei-Muara District Officer Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof Bakar presented the families with the certificates to symbolise the handing over of the completed houses.

The first home belonged to Pg Hj Ariffin Pg Bungsu in the water village's Kg Lorong Dalam. A total of $16,500 was allocated to repair his home, with YSHHB and Japem contributing $2,000 each from their welfare funds, $8,000 from MUIB and the remainder shouldered by the district office. Meanwhile, the repairs to the house of Ariffin Hj Budiman cost a total of $9,500. MUIB donated $5,000, Japem contributed $2,500, while the remaining amount was from the district office's charity fund.

The Brunei Times