2nd Meeting in Bintulu By Dahim Nadot, SIMU
The SDMC is the highest committee for the monitoring of development
projects in the State, particularly the 8MP projects. The Committee comprises
|Group photo of State and Federal officers with PPES Works
at the project site office
Permanent Secretaries, Heads of key Departments and Units under the CMD or their
representatives and the Federal Secretary for Sarawak Datuk Haji Isa bin Kasim.
YB Datuk Amar Haji Abdul Aziz bin Dato Haji Hussein, the State Secretary chaired
the second meeting of the State Development Monitoring Committee (SDMC) for 2004
in Bintulu on 30 July. During the meeting, a special briefing on the planning
and progress of the Federal Administrative Centre (FAC) to be sited on 2020 acres
at Rambungan near Kuching was presented by Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah.
The site was allocated to the Federal Government in 1977. Currently the project
is already at an advanced state of implementation planning. Phase One of the complex
is planned for completion by the end of the 9MP.
On completion, the complex will be a self-contained administrative centre housing
all the Federal Departments, including an INTAN Regional campus. Besides the briefing
on the FAC, the meeting also deliberated at length on the progress of the 8MP
projects. In his presentation to the Committee, the Director of SIMU, Encik Ismawi
Haji Ismuni pointed out that the implementation of the State funded 8MP is generally
on track. By the end of June 2004, the cumulative financial performance was over
60% of the 8MP ceiling. In terms of physical performance, 1,295 or over 48% of
the projects and sub- projects had been completed.
|SDMC Meeting in progress at the
Parkcity Beverly Hotel
The performance of the Federal funded projects was presented by Tuan Haji Nasruddin
bin Ismail of the State Development Office. It was reported that the financial
performance of the Federal funded projects by the end of June 2004 was over
51 %. For the same period, a total of 757 or 45% of the project under implementation
had been completed. The Director of Agriculture Tuan Haji Sepuan Anu also presented
a briefing on the performance of the 8MP projects under the Department. By the
end of June 2004, the DOA had spent 64% and 62% of its 8MP ceiling from the
State and Federal Government respectively.
Prior to the SDMC meeting, a site visit was made to the Tg. Kidurung -Suai -Bakam
Coastal Road project which is implemented by PPES Works (Sara-wak) Sdn Bhd.
The 178 km road with an original contract sum of over RM581 million is the single
largest contract awarded to the company thus far by the Federal Government.
Based on the site briefings by PPES Works, the project would be completed by
September next year. Meetings of the SDMC are rotated among the Divisions. The
previous meeting was held in Sarikei. SIMU, the Secretariat for the Committee
is planning to hold the next meeting in Kuching.
|Briefings on site by PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd