By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Jan 12 — The state government is on track to achieve its RM2 billion revenue collection target, having collected an estimated RM60 million in seven days.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the trend will be reviewed from time to time, to ensure the target can be achieved successfully as with the previous year.
“In the first few days of 2023, it has been most interesting to know that we managed to collect around RM60 million in the first seven days.
“So this trend will be reviewed again, after April or May,” he said, following the launch of the Anak Istimewa Selangor (AnIS) Preschool centre in Section 7, earlier today.
Yesterday, Amirudin said Selangor collected approximately RM2.505 billion last year, exceeding its initial target by over RM500 million.
He added the best achievements in the past five years have been driven by the consensus between administrators and management.
In other developments, the Menteri Besar said the Selangor flood mitigation project is actively being implemented at the moment.
“Sometime this month, we expect the Federal government will launch the second phase of the Sungai Langat dredging project, Sungai Damansara, and so on.
“All of this is being carried out in comprehensive collaboration with the state government. As such, We hope the Federal government can speed up and resolve it to the best of its abilities,” he said.
On December 6 last year, Amirudin said Selangor will conduct a joint review together with the Finance Ministry on whether the Federal government’s RM4.7 billion allocation to implement the previous flood mitigation project was put to a halt.
His remarks come after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s ordered several flood mitigation projects worth RM7 billion to cease from proceeding any further.