Wan Junaidi approves 126 projects for Sarawak

KUCHING: A total of 126 projects under the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), with total allocation of RM119.59 million, have been approved for Sarawak to date by the Natural Resources and Environment Minster Datuk Seri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar during the walkabouts in the state.

Of the 126 projects, 42 had already been implemented, 22 still in the process of calling for quotations while 62 projects are in the planning and designing stages.

Disclosing this at a press conference on projects’ status held at his office at Jalan Kulas here yesterday, Wan Junaidi said based on the projection of the DID, 72 of the projects would be expected to be completed by end of this month, 17 in the process of calling for quotation, while 37 still in the planning and designing stages.

“By end of this year, a total of 119 projects will have been implemented while the remaining seven will be implemented in 2017, including emergency works before and after floods , river conservation, beach conservation, estuarine restoration and flood mitigation in areas like Santubong, Betong, Bintulu, Sibuti, Miri, Batang Sadong, Sri Aman, Serian, Kota Samarahan, Mukah and Batang Lupar,” he said.

As for other states, Wan Junaidi said a total sum of RM62.43 million had been allocated by the government for 79 projects to be implemented by DID in Johore, Terengganu, Kelantan and Sabah.

He said of 79 projects, six projects had been completed, 64 being implemented and nine to be implemented under the 2nd Rolling Plan (RP2) of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP).

He added that this would include scope of works beyond the emergency period before and after floods, river conservation, beach conservation and flood mitigation.

Wan Junaidi said with the close monitoring by DID, he was confident that these high impact projects, when completed, could give direct impact to the local communities in the areas involved who had been effected by floods, river erosion and so on.

“I am confident these projects will be completed before the end of the year and the Ministry has the fund to implement them,” he assured.

  • DATUK Seri Wan Junaidi holding a press conference at his office at Jalan Kulas, Kuching.

Source: http://miri.my/2016/07/02/wan-junaidi-approves-126-projects-for-sarawak/