KANGAR: The state government will ensure that the 77 projects approved for Perlis under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) are implemented according to schedule. The projects are worth RM6.8bil.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said of this amount, RM2.75bil had been obtained for implementing the “First Rolling Plan” towards developing the infrastructure of various projects over two years from 2016.
“These mega projects are aimed at providing permanent employment and to generate long term income for the people. At the same time, small scale projects will still be implemented,” he added. He said this when addressing the inaugural monthly gathering of the Perlis state government at the Dewan Warisan here today. Also present was State Assembly Speaker Hamdan Bahari, members of the state exco, as well as the new state secretary, Ahmad Zamri Khairuddin.
According to Azlan, among the projects are the Chuping Valley Development (RM723.7mil), Perlis Inland Port (PIP) at Padang Besar (RM150mil), the Padang Besar Customs and Immigration Complex (RM150mil),the Arau Peoples Housing Project(RM55mil), upgrading of the Timah Tasoh Dam (RM300mil and the Timah Tasoh Flood Diversion Project (RM35mil). — Bernama
“To ensure the smooth implementation of the projects, the state government will also work closely with the private sector, in driving the state economy to become more sustainable,” he added.
He said the private sector will be the main developer of the Kangar town centre, while Tabung Haji subsidiary, TH Property, will invest RM250 mil to develop the Kuala Perlis township.
On the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Azlan said it would a new revenue source for the government in administering the country.
He urged all concerned to view the GST positively. — Bernama
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