KUALA LUMPUR: The Government allocated RM792.34mil to go into 409 projects for Sarawak during the recent state elections.
Minister in the Prime Ministerâ€™s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the projects were intended to further develop the state.
â€œUp to 409 projects worth RM792.34 million has been approved for Sarawak.
â€œThis allocation is to ensure that Sarawak continues to undergo equal development with other areas and is able to fulfil the requirements of locals,â€ she said.
Azalina added that the funds were to be used for public infrastructures such as the building of bridges, upgrading of roads, rural water supply, building of schools as well as social programmes for education and the local community.
Azalina, who is Pengerang MP, said the respective ministries would be overseeing the projects.
Azalina was responding to a question from Permatang Pauh MP Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who asked for details on the projects announced by federal ministers during the Sarawak state elections campaign.
In the 11th Sarawak election Barisan Nasional (BN) won 72 of the 82 state seats. DAP took seven seats, losing five seats it won in 2011 while PKR retained their three seats.