Improving roads a priority in Budget 2023, says Works Minister


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 11 Sep 2022

KEPALA BATAS: The Works Ministry will ensure Budget 2023 to be tabled next month will focus on improving road facilities and conditions for the comfort and safety of its users.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said in general, the emphasis would be on providing improved facilities for the people's well-being.

"For Budget 2023, we already have had sessions handled by the Finance Ministry in which the Works Ministry will give priority to improving roads.

"This includes using cost saving light-emitting diode lamps (LED) and also smart traffic lights that not only would provide comfort to road users but also help reduce traffic congestion.

"The smart traffic lights system we feel is more efficient. For example, if traffic is congested, the system will shorten waiting time," he told reporters here on Sunday (Sept 11) after officiating a project to expand the road from Permatang Pak Elong to the Merdeka bridge.

Budget 2023 will be tabled on Oct 7. – Bernama

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