Sabah to reduce hardcore poverty by 80% this year, says Hajiji

Sabah to reduce hardcore poverty by 80% this year, says Hajiji

TUARAN — The Sabah government aims to reduce the rate of hardcore poverty by 80% in the state by the end of this year, chief minister Hajiji Noor said.

He said 22,510 household heads had been categorised as hardcore poor in the e-Kasih system.

He said the Sabah government was confident the target could be achieved through several initiatives, including providing business capital aid and Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ) affordable homes.

“In addition, we can provide job opportunities to children from these hardcore poor families.

“The names of these hardcore poor are coordinated by the SMJ secretariat.

“We will send the names of these hardcore poor to government agencies, government-linked companies and factories,” he said here today.

–Bernama

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