THE Penang government has allocated RM2.35 million for road maintenance works in five districts this year.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said there were 51 road maintenance projects and two others involving electrical works.
Contractors took part in the voting process to acquire the projects.
“The cost for each project is not more than RM50,000,” Chow said during the launching of the ‘Voting process of requisition work for the year 2020’ at the Penang Public Works Department (JKR) in George Town today.
Chow said that the approved maintenance projects were part of the Penang government’s initiatives to rebuild the state’s economy; especially the construction sector post movement control order (MCO).
“We hope that the state’s allocation that was channelled to the Penang JKR will be enough to meet the standard quality of road maintenance,” he said.
Chow urged the contractors, who managed to secure the jobs, to adhere to the safety precautions and to ensure good quality road maintenance.
Also present were state Works, Utilities and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari, state Financial Officer Datuk Sarul Bahiyah Abu, state JKR director Roslan Ismail and Penang Malay Contractors Association President Datuk Seri Mohamed Fadzill Hassan.
Chow said that the voting process was conducted via live streaming at the Penang JKR Facebook page.
“The contractors who took part registered themselves at http://ep.penang.gov.my/
“The contractors only need to fill up the forms and upload the necessary documents, without having to go to the Penang JKR office.
“Only contractors who have registered via the website and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) were allowed to participate in the voting process today,” Chow said.
Story by Riadz Akmal
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