Nadma: 119,626 household heads eligible to receive BWI

by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE 

A TOTAL of 119,626 heads of households are eligible to receive the Bantuan Wang Ihsan (BWI) compassionate aid as of 8am yesterday, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).

Nadma, in a statement, said that out of the total, 105,974 households were reported to have been affected during the first wave of floods, while the rest during the second wave.

“Of the 31,380 heads of households registered at temporary relief centres (PPS) during the first wave of floods, a total of 30,503 (97.8%) had received BWI payments.

“Of the 13,652 affected by the second wave of floods, a total of 3,750 (61.8%) have received BWI,” according to the statement.

Meanwhile, 43,197 out of 82,381 heads of households who were not placed at PPS have also received BWI, it said.

Nadma also informed that there are four PPS still actively operating in Sabah, Selangor, Penang and Johor, which were opened following several incidents including floods.

Nadma also reminds the community to be vigilant and obey the instructions of the authorities and immediately evacuate if instructed.