Johor allocated RM1.5b under stimulus packages
by Bernama
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 22:41

NUSAJAYA: A total of RM495.6 million has been allocated to the Johor state government as of early this month under the first economic stimulus package, the Johor State Assembly was informed today.

Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said that of the 3,704 projects, 2,001 projects were under implementation, 839 had been completed while 864 were undergoing documentation and tender preparation.

“To date, the implementation of projects under the first economic stimulus package is already recording positive effects and generating the economy. Projects under way include housing for the middle- and lower-income groups; poverty eradication; upgrading education, health and safety facilities, as well as the upgrading and renovation of public infrastructure,” he said.

Abdul Ghani said this in reply to questions from Ng See Tiong (Parit Yaani-BN), Datuk Dr Adham Baba (Pasir Raja-BN), Dr Boo Cheng Hau (Skudai-DAP), Datuk Abdullah Ali (Bukit Naning-BN), Datuk Abdul Hamid Abdul Rahman (Machap-BN), Lim Kee Moi (Yong Peng-BN), Dr Mohamad Taslim (Maharani-PAS) and Dr Lee Hong Tee (Jementah-BN) at the Johor State Assembly in Kota Iskandar here today.

He said 700 Class F contractors also gained from the implementation of projects worth RM200,000 and below through the Public Infrastructure Maintenance (PIA) and Basic Infrastructure (PIAS) programmes under the stimulus package.

Under the second stimulus package, the state government received RM1.04 billion for 536 projects. — Bernama