Govt allocates RM1.2bil for Negri development

SEREMBAN: An allocation of RM1.2bil has been announced by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for the socioeconomic development implementation in Negri Sembilan.

Anwar said the amount included an additional allocation of nearly RM1bil for the state development

He said the state’s new projects for this year included building an exit road from a proposed new toll to the Seremban Central Ring Road, which cost RM600mil.“We’ll build a road and a bridge across Sungai Sepang to link Bukit Pelandok, Port Dickson, with Sungai Pelek at a cost of RM160mil.

“The construction of the Education Ministry facilities will cost of RM280mil, which includes rebuilding of dilapidated schools and strengthening special education,” he said.

Anwar said the government will allocate RM5.8mil to fix up health clinics in Jelebu, Jempol, Kuala Pilah, Port Dickson, Rembau Seremban and Tampin.

He said, RM318mil will be allocated for the construction of new mosques in Port Dickson Floating Mosque, Masjid Kariah Hulu Beranang, Seremban, and Masjid Kariah Talang Tengah, Kuala Pilah.

Anwar explained that the unity government had also resolved the issue regarding Residensi PR1MA Seremban Sentral housing project and handing over of 891 of the units to buyers will be made from next month.

Speaking to the media, Anwar said the unity government was focused on promoting economic growth to ensure the people’s welfare and well-being were looked after.

“For example, Amazon announced its plan to invest billions in Malaysia and make this country their base after the unity government was formed.

“Many countries that had applied for it (for Amazon to set up operations in their country) were surprised by this, but Amazon picked Malaysia because they knew we are politically stable,” he said.

On March 2, Amazon Web Services announced that it would be launching a new infrastructure region in Malaysia as part of a public-private partnership with the Malaysian government.

The announcement also came with the company confirming that it intends to invest at least RM25.5bil in the country by 2037.

The company also intends to develop Malaysia as a cloud region for data storage.

The Prime Minister mentioned that Geely, an automotive company, had agreed to invest billions of ringgit in Malaysia to make the country a regional automotive hub.

“It clearly shows they (the companies) have confidence in the country’s leadership and future,” he told the media.

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