SHAH ALAM, March 16 — The Selangor government, through Selgate Corporation Sdn Bhd (Selgate), will appoint a new construction company in April to continue building the Rawang Selgate Hospital that was supposed to have been completed in 2019.
State executive councillor for Public Health, Unity, Women and Family Development Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said Selgate is in the process of offering the tender to the new company following its decision to terminate the previous company’s contract.
“The hospital should start operating in mid-2024,” she said during the winding-up session of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj’s royal address at the State Legislative Assembly today.
The media had previously reported that the construction of the first hospital owned by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), costing RM130 million and built on a 2.7-hectare piece of land, would serve almost 800,000 people around Rawang and Gombak.
Dr Siti Mariah also said that PKNS planned to find other companies that are more capable to build a cardiology hospital in Section 13, Shah Alam to replace the developer, Binapuri Sdn Bhd, that was appointed earlier.
Meanwhile, state executive councillor for Islamic Religious Affairs, Consumer Affairs and Halal Industry Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni said he was working on using information technology facilities as a medium to monitor ceramah (religious talks) in the state’s mosques and surau.
Currently, a total of 191 mosques in Selangor had multimedia facilities that are used to broadcast sermons and ceramah.
“In line with the Sultan of Selangor’s decree, the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) is allocating RM500,000 to be added to the existing one involving 45 selected mosques and will prepare these facilities in phases based on internet access and the ability of mosque officials to operate it,” he said.
Sultan Sharafuddin had previously ordered nazir (mosque administrators) in the state to set aside part of their mosque’s funds for the provision of equipment to record and monitor all ceramah given at their respective mosques.