Under the Rural Development Master Plan (RDMP), Malaysia’s Rural and Regional Development Ministry updated database of the villages to eradicate poverty as well as look after the welfare of the rural dwellers. The GIS database contains information such as the number of the population, number of houses, roads as well as hospitals and educational facilities.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said, “The master plan can address the issues which we are trying to resolve such as the duplication of functions and responsibilities because at times the distribution of food and aid was carried out by various ministries.”
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Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern