Lo (centre) is seen at the press conference with (from right) Mohd Hazwan, Ahmad, Joris and Loh.
KUCHING: The Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) has been tasked with completing projects worth RM40 million this year.
MPP chairman Lo Khere Chiang said from the total allocation, RM25 million would be used for the tar-sealing and maintenance of roads.
He said the funds for the tar-sealing and maintenance of roads came from the Malaysian Road Records Information System (Maris), which was channelled through the state government, while the other funding came from rural transformation projects (RTP), minor rural projects (MRP), and National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) projects.
“We are grateful to the state government for their confidence in us to implement RM40 million worth of projects this year.
“It is a big jump compared to last year. Last year, we were tasked to implement RM25 million worth of projects, of which all have been completed,” Lo told a press conference after the MPP full council meeting yesterday.
The Batu Kitang assemblyman said MPP would implement the projects resourcefully and diligently.
“I know the aspirations of the people on the council are very high, and we will try our very best not to disappoint by delivering every project within schedule.
“But I’m confident that we can deliver as we have a very good team in PMC (MPP), which can make it happen,” he said.
Among those at the press conference were MPP deputy chairman Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim, MPP secretary Andrew Joris Noyen, MPP deputy secretary Elizabeth Loh and MPP executive engineer Mohd Hazwan Othman.