Mustapa: Ministries to present project plans for 2021 soon

ALL current ministries are instructed to present their plans for development projects implementation for the year 2021 to the office of the Chief Secretary to the Government by Dec 31, 2020.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said that the presentations must include the expected date to call for project tenders and the start of initial works, along with any foreseeable risks that might occur.

“The decision was made during the meeting on the Development Project Implementation Planning for 2021 jointly chaired by me and the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali,” Datuk Mustapa said yesterday.

“The meeting was held to find the ways to speed up the continuation of projects and ensure that new projects could be implemented expeditiously next year as they would give significant multiplier effects to the country,” he added.

Mustapa said the government also found that the measures taken to expedite the development expenditure allocation through the relaxation of several rules during the Movement Control Order (MCO) had given positive impact on the project implementation.

“The meeting today has identified several improvement measures and the relaxation of procedures which will be continued in 2021.

“(There’s) no problem to continue 3,834 projects. However, early and meticulous planning is very important to ensure that 2,558 new projects can be carried out smoothly next year,” he said. – Dec 2, 2020

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