Sabah to announce more than RM160m worth of tenders next year

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  • Saturday, 22 Dec 2018

Junz Wong. -filepic

SANDAKAN (Bernama): The Sabah Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries will publicly announce its various open tender projects worth more than RM160mil next year, says its minister Datuk Junz Wong (pic).

He said this way none of the local contractors would be overlooked, adding that many had “missed out” on advertisements of previous open tender projects.

Meanwhile, Wong said that the tender for the RM40mil Sungai Anip Flood Mitigation Project would be opened to all contractors on Jan 15, 2019.

“Priority will be given to Sabah contractors to upgrade the 3km-long river.

“We have received many complaints from locals about their homes being hit by flash floods whenever it rains,” he told reporters here on Saturday (Dec 22).

Wong also said that unlike the previous government's practice, he would only announce a project and open it for tender when there was sufficient allocation.

He explained that the previous government's way of announcing a project and opening it for tender without proper allocation had resulted in many projects either moving slowly or being abandoned. – Bernama

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