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Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi speaks to the press when met at the Gombak Toll Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, on April 18, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Drawing lots for projects ensures jobs for G1-G4 contractors — Nanta

LANGKAWI, May 20 — The move to introduce the drawing of lots in awarding jobs to G1 to G4 contractors shows the Madani government’s concern and commitment towards the fate and future of the contractors involved, Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said.

He said this transparent method would ensure contractors in these classes have the opportunity to be involved in federal infrastructure repair works.

“The procurement of small projects through open draws by the Public Works Departments of Kedah, Perlis and Penang through the Federal Road Concession is aimed at letting G1-G4 contractors gain experience before they are qualified to get projects via open tender.

“The conditions stipulated for contractors involved in the draw are that they must be registered with the Construction Industry Development Board and have the Contractor Registration Certificate, in addition to having the Government Work Procurement Certificate,” he said in a statement today.

Earlier, Nanta witnessed the drawing of lots for the Nationwide Federal Road Implementation and Maintenance Work Offer, which is part of the Budget 2024 initiative for Bumiputera Small Contractors G1-G4.

The drawing of lots programme for Kedah, Perlis and Penang involved an allocation of RM26.98 million for 45 jobs.

He said the Finance Ministry had approved RM300 million worth of development expenditure under Budget 2024 for maintenance works to be handled by G1-G4 contractors on federal roads.

RM200 million was allocated for 336 jobs that will be offered to contractors in Peninsular Malaysia, while the remaining RM100 million, involving 122 jobs, will be channelled to Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.

Nanta said the implementation of projects through the drawing of lots would, in some way, ensure G1-G4 contractors can supply materials and provide more competitive services.

“In line with this, jobs that will be offered must be fully completed this year according to the stipulated planning schedule,” he said.

— Bernama

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