Kota Kinabalu: Deputy Chief Minister cum Infrastructure Development Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said as the Ministry receiving the biggest sum from the Federal Government in the 2017 Budget, it is a must for the department to carry out its work with honesty.
Hence, personnel and officers of the Ministry are urged to maintain integrity and commitment to deliver best results to the community and public. "The total for the supply and development funds that given to the Infrastructure Development Ministry in 2017 was RM1.212 billion," Pairin told a Corruption Free Pledge programme at IDM Multipurpose hall, Monday.
He said the Ministry always needs officers and personnel under his administration to be efficient, disciplined as well as high integrity to ensure the projects and services funded through the allocation are completed according to standards.
He also emphasised the importance of the ministries and agencies to achieve and maintain to ensure that the key performance index in the will always be at 90 percent or above but with the cooperation of all who are fully committed.
For 2017, the Ministry received RM5,986,640, Public Works Department received RM198,731,360, State Water Department RM424,374,670, Railway Department was given RM30,204,080 along with State Ports and Harbours Department RM17,671,600 for supply allocation while the development allocation was RM535,024,130.
Meanwhile during the programme, some 400 staff of various department participated in the oath-taking including Public Works Department, Water Department, Railway Department, Ports and Harbour Department as well as Sabah Ports Board.
The pledge was led by the Ministry's Infrastructure and Maritime Assistant Head Secretary Leonard S Poyong witnessed by the State Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Operations Deputy Director Hasbillah Mohd Salleh