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CMCO: SDMC allows several govt projects in green zones to be implemented
Posted on : 06 May 2020  Source of News: The Borneopost online
 

Uggah (centre) speaking during a press conference today, Also seen are Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian (left) and State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion.

KUCHING: The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided to allow several government projects in green zones to be implemented during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

Its chairman and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said 42 projects under the allocation of the state government, federal government, people’s projects and alternative funds have been identified.

“These projects involving cost or ceiling of RM16.6 billion have been identified for implementation under the Utilities Ministry, Local Government and Housing Ministry, Public Works Department (JKR), Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) and Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda).

“These projects have been identified through a study and filtering based on few criteria,” he told a press conference after the SDMC daily meeting today.

The criteria included the projects being located in green zones; no movement of labour, building materials and equipment from outside the green zones; local workers; projects that have achieved 90 per cent physical progress; maintenance works; and works that may pose danger if not completed.

Uggah also said 59 Rural Transformation Projects (RTPs) in green zones have been identified for implementation.

“These projects with a cost or ceiling of RM22.8 million has been identified and proposed for implementation under the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB),  Local Government and Housing Ministry, JKR, DID, Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) and Sarawak Energy.