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JKKKs now empowered to implement RTP projects worth RM200,000
Posted on : 21 Jun 2020  Source of News: The Borneo Post Online

Uggah (middle) is seen pointing at something as he visits the proposed fertigation showcase farm in Spaoh.

KUCHING: Village Security and Development Commitees (JKKKs) in the state are now given the leeway to implement rural transformation programme (RTP) projects worth up to RM200,000.

According to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah, the JKKKs would be allowed to implement any such project themselves through ‘gotong royong’ basis or by engaging a registered contractor of their choice. “The state cabinet at its very recent meeting has decided on this.

“This is one way of empowering the JKKK and to give them greater control (and monitoring) over the implementation of projects especially the lesser technical ones,” he said.

In order to assist the JKKKs, he said technical agencies such as the Public Work Department or the Drainage And Irrigation Department would be tasked with preparing the Bill of Quantities (BQ) for the projects for them.

He added the BQ would lay out the project and materials specifications, construction scheduling, costing and others.

“I hope the JKKK would be able to play active part in the implementation to completion. On the same note, we hope to hear and receive less complaints from the ground of shoddy works,” he said today.