Some RM9.67 million worth of 216 engineering work projects by the Public Works Department (JKR) Perak were approved by the state government.
According to the Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad, the projects comprise 202 public engineering works and 14 electrical engineering works, which will involve all districts in the state.
“Each project is worth not more than RM50,000. Public engineering works are worth RM9.27 million, while electrical engineering works are worth RM398,556.68.
“3,280 out of 3,888 contractor applications passed filtering, proving that digital voting is equally as acceptable and workable.”
He said so in his speech before an online voting session of work projects via JKR Perak’s Facebook page yesterday (March 15).
The voting session is projected to provide job opportunities for contractors, particularly of the G1 Grade category. It was remotely held in line with the new norm following SOPs to contain the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Present were Executive Councillor for Infrastructure, Energy, Water and Public Transportation, Dato’ Zolkafly Harun, deputy state secretary, Halizah Sipun and JKR Perak director, Zulkipli Nasri, among others.
“Maintenance works are of great positive impact towards generating and moving construction and economic sectors.
“Hopefully, the quality of roads and traffic lights in the state will be improved for the betterment of all and are kept in good conditions from time to time,” Saarani expressed.
He also advised contractors who did not obtain the filtering approval to not give up.
“I believe that JKR’s role is more important than ever during the ongoing pandemic crisis.
“Thus, I’m confident that there’ll be more upcoming maintenance works and construction projects to be executed for the convenience and good of all walks of life,” Saarani further mentioned.