Use the allocation of RM230 billion for 10 MP effectively?
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw presses the Federal Government to use the allocation of RM 230 billion for the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) effectively.
We must avoid irregularities and wastage.
On 21.6.2010, Dr Tan took part in the debate on the 10MP (2011-2015). As many members of parliament have not spoken, the Speaker imposes the restriction of 10 minutes per member.
10MP book cover is light green and the words are beautiful. For example, it contains the aspirations of Government Transformation Programme and New Economic Model based on high income, wide-ranging and sustainable. The words are full of policies with little details on projects planned. It seems that the Government will announce the details of these projects in September, 2010. We hope the Governmental action reflects its words.
Announce details of projects
On 3.5.2010, Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said, "There are 1,673 abandoned projects under the 9MP and the Government will be reviving them.
"The Public Works Department had planned for 3,737 projects under the 9MP."
We hope that the Government will announce the number of projects completed under the 9MP, the number of projects abandoned, the original allocations and the final amount paid out for all the projects.
We shall keep an eye on the implementation of the 10MP projects and the allocation of RM230 billion for these projects.
The success of each project depends on many factors such as the type of tender, the ability of the contractor, building materials, technical scope, irregularity and weather.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw