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Ministry, JKR must work together to achieve people’s expectations

Uggah speaking at a press conference in Kuching on January 11, 2022.. – Ukas Photo

KUCHING (March 22): All-out consultation, discussion and deliberation will be the order of the day for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Port Development and the State Public Works Department (JKR) in their efforts to reduce delays in the implementation of development projects for the people.

This was revealed by Minister for Infrastructure and Port Development and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah, who said close collaboration was imperative as the people had very high expectations of the government. .

Among the projects that needed more attention were the coastal and secondary roads, and the STOL ports of Bebuling and Bukit Mabong.

“The expectations of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak government are also very high, as is our Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“Abang Johari has set a goal for Sarawak to be a developed state by 2030 with an economy growing at 6-8% per annum and a GDP of RM282 billion,” he said today. today.

Uggah was attending the start of a two-day briefing given by JKR on the status of implementation of major development projects in the state and other issues here.

He said his ministry and JKR would focus on meeting expectations.

“I and my two deputy ministers – Datuk Majang Renggi and Aidel Lariwoo – will do our best to monitor the implementation of the projects to ensure they can meet the delivery date.

“Give us technical advice so that we can move forward with the right system, synergy and single voice because I don’t want to hear the ministry and the department take their respective roads,” he said.

He added that if those involved did not travel together, they would collide along the way.

Uggah said once a decision has been made, everyone involved needs to be creative, innovative and learn from past experiences.

The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Datu Safri Zainudin, and JKR State Director, Datu Zuraimi Sabki, were also present at the briefing.