KAPIT: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) says a cordial relationship between the Federal and state governments was important to implement development programmes successfully.
He said efforts to strengthen the relationship were in line with the mission of the unity government which wants every citizen in the country to benefit from any development programmes implemented by the government.
"What's more, if the state government works together with the Federal government, then the Federal government will definitely continue to channel allocations beyond what the state was allocated.
"This is what Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim did as Prime Minister," he said during his speech at the Gawai 2023 Celebration Open House at the Kapit Auditorium here, on Saturday (June 3).
Ahmad Zahid who is also the Minister of Rural and Regional Development said a cordial relationship will also enable every proposed plan and development programme to be implemented smoothly.
Ahmad Zahid also announced that construction of the new Kolej Profesional Mara building in Kapit would start this year as it had already been approved.
He also announced that the Nanga Samaram to Nanga Beguang road project worth RM170mil and the Jalan Sungai Sut - Rumah Juntan project worth (RM60mil), The Kapit Alternative Water Supply Scheme worth RM60mil and the construction of the RM4.8mil Sungai Amang bridge that would connect Rumah Richard Engking to the main road will take off soon.
Meanwhile, during the 'People with the Leaders' programme at the Rumah Richard Engking longhouse, Ahmad Zahid approved an allocation of RM1.3mil to upgrade the longhouse, including electrical wiring that would benefit its 400 tenants from 48 families that live there. - Bernama