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Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi (right) speaks to the audience during the dialogue session with Public Works Department district engineers in Kuala Lumpur, on February 27, 2024. — Picture via FACEBOOK/ALEXANDER NANTA LINGGI

Over 700 Public Works Dept projects completed last year — Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — A total of 757 out of 2,118 physical construction projects under the Public Works Department (JKR) for 2023 have been fully completed.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said 772 projects are still under construction, while 589 others are in the pre-construction stage.

For JKR maintenance works and projects, 9,349 tasks were undertaken, with 8,851 already completed, 473 under construction, and the remainder in the pre-construction stage.

“We hear various complaints and comments on social media saying that JKR is not doing its job, but statistics show that JKR has successfully carried out many projects.

“In fact, the number of completed projects is higher than the number of sick projects. So, to say that JKR is not doing its job is wrong,” he told the press after attending a dialogue with JKR district engineers today.

Also present were Deputy Works Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.

The dialogue, held for the first time in line with the aspirations of the MYJalan programme, aimed to enhance the efficiency of complaint resolution and road maintenance works by empowering the functions of district engineers.

During the event, Nanta also reminded the district engineers of the importance of their roles in ensuring the success of the ministry’s agenda, as well as contributing to the people and the nation’s development and well-being.

Eighty-six JKR district engineers from 11 states who attended the dialogue also took their Corruption-Free Pledge.

— Bernama


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