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Selangor Has Yet To Begin Implementing 494 Development Projects

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SHAH ALAM – The Selangor government has yet to begin implementing 494 or 64.7 per cent of the 763 development projects approved under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP).

According to the Auditor-General’s Report 2013 Series 3, among the projects were the upgrading of roads and routes involving a cost of RM250 million.

Besides, five projects costing RM465 million involving road construction and upgrading work were still at the tendering process, said the report which was tabled at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

The report also revealed that 623 or 81.7 per cent of the 763 project approved for implementation in Selangor under the 10MP had been completed or were currently under construction.

Among the projects were the upgrading of the Syariah Court, the flood mitigation project and the construction of the Islamic religious offices.

However, five projects were currently behind schedule, including the construction of Gombak and Kuala Selangor Islamic complexes.

The report said audit on Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) revealed that six mosques under its management, namely in Sepang, Petaling and Gombak, were not well-maintained over the past three years.

In fact, some maintenance and repair works were done not according to the specifications, hence causing the need for major reconstruction and repair.

To overcome the weaknesses, the Auditor-General called on the state government and Jais to carry out maintenance and restoration work on mosques statewide by preparing adequate budget for the purpose.

For the record, there are 418 mosques under Jais. – Bernama

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