Sabah to Get RM927.64 Million Development Allocation From Ministry
Sabah will receive a RM927.64 million allocation from the Rural and Regional Development (KKLW) Ministry for development projects within the state.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Sabah would be given 23.98 percent of the ministry's RM3.87 billion allocation.
"Of the RM927.64 million, RM253.5 million will go towards rural roads, RM220 million towards electricity in rural areas, RM160 million towards water supply for rural areas, RM38 million towards village roads and RM6.5 million towards social amenities" he said.
Ismail revealed the figures during a press conference after a meeting with Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman and the main KKLW committee.
He said the first meeting was held so that KKLW could identify priority projects with the help of the state government.
He further said large allocations were useless if the project would not be completed, underlining the committee's commitment in ensuring all projects are implemented until completion to benefit rural folk.
"We created this committee so that we are able to discuss each project and identify which ones are the top priorities.
"It is useless to begin a project if it is not a priority for the state, which is why it is important that we have this dialogue with the state government" said Ismail.
Earlier, Musa expressed confidence that future KKLW projects will no longer face previous issues of non-completion with the agreement and negotiation of the new committee.
"Now there is a lot of difference in the sense that the federal and state governments are communicating more effectively. Surely whatever problems that arise will be solved with discussion" he said.