In a bid to ease Malaysia’s alarming debt of RM1 trillion, a number of large-scale projects in Johor will be scrutinised, including the Pasir Gudang Hospital at Bandar Seri Alam in the state capital, reported The Star.
This was announced by Johor Works, Infrastructures and Transport Executive Councillor Mazlan Bujang after receiving letters from the Ministry of Finance requesting for the review of such projects amidst the country’s high debt.
“The selected projects will be revised soon, especially the ones that are yet to receive the letter of acceptance,” he told the media during a press briefing.
In particular, the authorities plan to look into the Pasir Gudang Hospital project to ensure transparency by holding open tenders or public bidding for the contractors.
“The move will help the government save up to 10 percent of the project, which is worth RM500 million,” Mazlan said.
Separately, he updated the public regarding the upgrading of the Pasir Gudang Highway.
Mazlan revealed that Phase 2A of the upgrading works spanning from Plentong to Seri Alam/Taman Rinting in Johor is scheduled to be completed by September and the contract is valued at RM159,444,704.
“Phase 2A includes expanding the road from four lanes to six, for some 7.7km,” he said.
The highway upgrading is being carried out in four phases with Phase 1 covering about 8km, Phase 2A at 7.7km, Phase B with 5km and Phase Three at 7km.
Image sourced from The Star Online
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