ALOR STAR: The state tabled a RM1.13bil deficit budget for next year focusing on improving living quality, the state delivery system and environment.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, when tabling the budget at the state assembly sitting, said RM502mil was allocated for operational expenditure; RM277mil for development and RM348mil for water supply.
The deficit for next year was RM17.9mil compared to RM19mil this year, he said, adding that the expected revenue next year was RM484,955,785.
The state had allocated RM61.5mil to improve the roads and bridges in the rural areas. The allocation increased by RM3mil compared to RM58.5mil this year.
Mahdzir said RM10mil would be allocated for local authorities, especially the Alor Star City Council to improve their services.
he state has allocated RM3.9mil to improve the information technology facilities to help improve work performance by staff under the state’s jurisdiction," he said.
The state also allocated RM1mil to conduct trainings for civil servants.
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