Friday January 18, 2013
Chief Minister: 80% of Government allocation for Sabah utilised
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Government spent RM3.499bil or 80.14% of the RM4.366bil allocated last year for various development projects in the state.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said Sabah was given the allocation under the 10th Malaysian Plan for implementing 785 projects.
He said the success achieved by Sabah exceeded the national average of 73.66%.
“Therefore, I urge all state and federal government officers to collectively ensure the projects are implemented according to schedule,” he said after chairing the State Action Council meeting at Wisma Innoprise near here yesterday.
”Apart from that, we should also know if they meet the target and satisfy the people’s needs. What is good should be continued and any weakness should be rectified as soon as possible.”
Musa said government agencies should also be more active in implementing the outcome evaluation of programmes or projects to determine if they met the desired objectives.
“This is important to ensure implementation of the programmes or projects benefited the target group,” he added.
On another matter, he warned contractors involved in the implementation of development projects to complete them according to schedule.
“We see that many problems are caused by the contractors themselves,” he said. “Those with delayed projects may be blacklisted.”
Musa said that of the 785 projects, only 58 were problematic due to several factors, including problems related to the site and utilities transfer. — Bernama