KUANTAN: The Pahang government will give a RM750 special handout to all civil servants in gratitude for their contributions towards the state’s achievements.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said up to 8,000 civil servants would benefit from the payout next month.
“The special payment has increased, compared to last year’s RM500. If the financial situation improves next year, it will not be impossible for the state government to give a higher payout, ” said Wan Rosdy at the state assembly sitting.
He said that up to Nov 15, the state government had successfully collected RM588mil in revenue, which was 83% of this year’s target.
“We expect the number to reach 90% of the target based on the trend of collection, especially land revenues.
“At the same time, the state government has spent RM530mil compared to the RM679.46mil target for management expenditures. For development, RM36mil has been spent compared to the targeted RM71mil.
“The state government has also achieved surplus from August until now. We managed to record significant savings, thus showing that Pahang’s economy is in good and healthy condition, ” said Wan Rosdy.
For next year, he tabled a RM739.89mil budget for management expenditures and RM120.75mil for development.
He said this was an increase by RM22.7mil for infrastructure and development expenditures compared to the 2019 state budget.
“Of the RM120.75mil for development, a total of RM85.55mil will be used for direct funding while the rest of RM35.2mil will be loans from the Federal Government for water supply projects, ” Wan Rosdy said.
The budget was based on three core strategies of growing the state’s economy towards being self-sufficient, empowering services and human capital and enhancing the people’s life.
Wan Rosdy said for 2020, the state government was expected to collect a revenue of RM744.02mil, which is an increase by 5.71% compared to this year’s estimates.
“It would be a surplus budget by RM4.13mil compared to the management expenditures.
“However, the real total would depend on the revenue collection performance and expenditures in 2020, ” said Wan Rosdy.