Six projects costing RM3.2 billion were implemented through the Public Private Partnership concept under the previous government in Terengganu, said state infrastructure, public utilities, utilities and green technology committee chairperson Dr Mamad Puteh.
He told the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly today there were two payment methods - delayed payment and scheduled payment - for the six projects. They were for the period 2016 to 2032.
They included the water treatment plant at Bukit Sah, Kemaman with a cost of RM686.87 million payable within six years, Kuala Terengganu Utara Water Supply Scheme (RM1.3 billion - 13 years), Kuala Nerus District Administration Centre (RM600 million - eight years and six months), Terengganu River Estuary (RM90.24 million - five years), State Sports Council Hostel (RM95.49 million - five years) and development of Phase II Bandar Baru Kijal in Kemaman (RM250 million - five years), he said.
Mamad, who is also Kuala Berang assemblyperson, said this in reply to an oral question by Hishamuddin Abdul Karim (PAS-Tepoh).
The payments in 2016 and 2017 were RM70 million a year, while the amount payable for this year was RM101.2 million, he said.
He added that the state government would have to pay RM290.8 million for next year, RM348.1 million (2020), RM382.2 million (2021), RM371.4 million(2022), RM339.6 million (2023) and RM248.1 million (2024).
Mamad said that RM761.6 million would have to be paid between 2025-2031, adding that the state government’s last payment of RM45.3 million was in 2032.
He also said the state government would continue using the same approach in the future especially when it involved the needs of the people such as the upgrading of water treatment plants.
However, this was subject to the financial means of the state as it had to ensure that there were no problems in the repayment process, he added.