Friday, December 18, 2009

Govt’s top priority projects

Source: (18.12.2009)

PROJECTS to upgrade schools in the country have been identified as the top priority projects under the Economic Stimulus Package 1 and 2, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said the Education Ministry has been allocated almost RM1bil for the purpose.

Replying in writing to Lim Lip Eng (DAP – Segambut), he said that second in the list of priority was infrastructure projects under the purview of the Implementation and Coordi-nation Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department. He said an allocation of RM600mil have been set aside for such projects.

The Financial Guarantee Institution under the Finance Ministry, the ICU and the home assist project under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry were allocated RM500mil each under package 1 and 2. The development of broadband facilities by Telekom Malaysia ranked fourth with an allocation of RM374mil, Najib said. The transport sector, meanwhile, ranked fifth, receiving RM340mil to upgrade the public transport system such as the LRT, komuter and bus services in major cities, he said. Retraining programmes for retrenched workers under the Human Resources Ministry ranked sixth with RM300mil.

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