PJ council’s revenue remains stable despite challenges

Mohamad Azhan says MBPJ managed to collect 96.56% of the projected revenue for last year.

Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) managed to collect RM355,941,377 in revenue as at Dec 31 last year.

The amount is not far off from the estimated revenue which was RM368,609,090.

Mayor Mohamad Azhan Md Amir said the revenue was about 96.56% of what was projected for last year.

He said this showed that the council had a stable income despite the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“With platforms such as online payment and mobile easy pay counters in commercial and residential areas, revenue collection has been effective,” said the mayor at the council’s full board meeting yesterday.

Mohamad Azhan said the council’s expenditure for last year was RM334,707,968, compared to the budgeted expenditure of RM386,663,130.

“Overall, the council spent about 86.56% compared to what was budgeted.

“In total, the council has a surplus of RM21,233,409, instead of the projected deficit of RM18,054,040.

“The council spent RM66,634,502 on development expenditure.

“This trend is expected to continue this year too,” he added.

The meeting also announced that 60 new dengue cases were reported as at Jan 8 since the new year began. This is 20% lower than the previous week.

The total accumulated dengue cases until week two is 135 cases, with five hotspot areas.

The hotspots are PPR Lembah Subang 2 (50 cases), Apartment Lestari PJU10 (32), SS3 (17), Armanee Terrace Condo in PJU8 (12) and SS4A (seven).

The meeting was also told that MBPJ donated RM255,000 to 127 employees who were affected by the Dec 18 floods.

This was done through the mayor’s allocation that was channelled through the council’s sports and welfare club.

Meanwhile, the Chinese New Year bazaar will have a total of 71 trading lots at the Jalan Othman, Taman Megah and Kampung Chempaka markets as well as Dataran Boulevard Section 52.

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