Ministry to introduce People Exchange Programme

PUTRAJAYA (July 26, 2013): The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government is planning to introduce People Exchange Programme soon in a bid to help the people in rural areas, who have certain skills, to earn extra income.

Its minister, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, said the programme would also help the people in coping with the rising cost of living.

"For example, if a civil servant can play a musical instrument, he or she can teach music lessons during weekends.

"If a woman or a university student knows how to take care of children or babies, she can offer her service to families in her condominium or residential area," he said at the ministry's monthly assembly here yesterday.

Abdul Rahman said the ministry would also set up residents representative committee in urban residential areas to bring urban community closer to the government.

He said the committee would have the same functions as the Village Development and Security Committee. – Bernama