IPOH – Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir today tabled the state’s 2018 budget involving an allocation of RM1.17 billion with five main points of focus to ensure development projects and empowerment of the people’s economy continue to be implemented.
Themed ‘Rakyat Aman dan Jaya’, the state’s Budget 2018 focused on driving the state’s development and economy; prospering the people; producing knowledgeable community and excellent generation; promoting self-sufficiency among the people; and conserving sustainability of state resources.
Zambry said of the total allocation, RM 755.59 million were meant for operating expenditure, while RM421.28 million for development expenditure.
He said over the past seven consecutive years, the state government had managed to maintain a surplus budget and proved that its financial management had been implemented in a wise and efficient manner.
“This includes maintaining the development expenditure of over 90 per cent. In fact, the National Finance Council meeting had also given several recognitions to Perak, which has been a good paymaster and has never asked for additional grant for operating expenditure over the seven-year period,” he said when tabling the budget at the State Assembly sitting here today. – BERNAMA