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Perak MB: State to review RM6b in BN-era projects

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Several major projects in Perak approved by the previous BN federal government will be subject to a review, said Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

He said the overall cost of these projects, including in Bagan Datuk, exceeded RM6 billion. Bagan Datuk is the constituency of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is the former deputy prime minister.

“I have not received any further information on the matter (Bagan Datuk project) or other major projects,” Faizal told reporters after visiting an orphanage in Kampung Sungai Rokam in Ipoh today.

At the recent meeting of the Perak legislative assembly, state investment and corridor development committee chairperson Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin called for a review of the Bagan Datuk Water City (BDWC) project, claiming that the payment made by the previous government did not tally with the project progress.

Faizal said the construction of the projects in the state had exceeded 20 percent and were likely to be allowed to go on.

“So far, in Perak, everything is proceeding smoothly save for that major project in Bagan Datuk,” he said.

- Bernama

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