Malaysia: RM4m allocated to build tube wells in states badly affected by heatwave

T.N.ALAGESH New Straits Times 27 Mar 16;

KUANTAN: The Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry has set aside RM4 million to build tube wells in six states that were badly affected by the heatwave.

Its deputy minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said the wells, which would serve as an alternative for farmers to water their crops during the dry season, would draw underground water to be chanelled into the affected areas.

“The ministry has made the necessary preparations to face the dry spell and will provide assistance to those in the agricultural sector.

“The hot season can potentially affect the farming sector and so far it has not disrupted our supplies,” he told reporters after visiting traders at the Pasar Tani Mega here today.

Among the states badly affected by the dry spell are Perlis, Kedah, Negri Sembilan, Kelantan, Malacca and Johor.