A MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT OF RAKAN SARAWAK BULLETIN

(People, events, activities and programmes which make for a total quality-managed Sarawak Civil Service)

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PAVING THE WAY TOWARDS
ISO 9002:1994
 
 
Congratulations are in order... Permanent Secretary for the Minisrty; Tuan Haji Salleh Sulaiman (L) handing over the Quality Manual and Quality Procedures Books to Encik Isaka Kana, MR for the project.
One for the album. seated (L-R) Tuan Haji Salleh Sulaiman and Datuk Haji Abdul Aziz Husain with the rest of the Steering Comittee team.

If everything goes well and according to plan, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Communications will be the first among the nine ministries in Sarawak to get their MS ISO 9002:1994 certification by the year 2000.

Speaking at the launching ceremony for Ministry's project to implement the system MS ISO 9002:1994 quality system, Datuk Haji Abdul Aziz Husain, Deputy State Secretary of Sarawak praised the efforts made the ministry's steering committee in achieving the certification right on target and as such, becomes one of the few government ministries/agencies/departments to have reached this status.

The Steering Committee which was formed in August 1998 is under the coordination of its Management Representative and the ministry's Principal Assistant Secretary, Encik Isaka Kana.

The procedures which comprise one Quality manual and 17 Quality procedures were prepared and documented under the support and guidance of MAMPU.

The Core Process of this project is "The processing and Monitoring of new Infrastructural projects".

Despite the innitial difficulty during the "transition" period, the staff were not discouraged but in fact were motivated to achieve the ministry's goal for certification via numerous briefings, workshops, training and consultations with MAMPU.

In recently passed the Adequacy Audit on Sept. 30, 1999 and can now proceed to work towards passing the Compliance Audit.

"We should be able to get through the Compliance Audit by Feb 2000 and after an allowance of 2-3 months for further improvements and corrections if necessary, the Ministry can aim for MS ISO 9002:1994 certification by May/June 2000", says Encik Isaka Kana.

The Ministry of Infrastructural Development and Communications is a small ministry with only 28 staff.

Established in 1963 and formerly known as the Ministry for Public Works, its main responsibility is to propose, plan and implement Infrastructural and Communications policies and programmes in line with the socio-economic requirements or needs of the State.

It also assists in coordinating and monitoring infrastructural development works by agencies under its charge such as Public Works department (JKR), the State's port authorities (except Bintulu Port Authority), Brooke Dockyard & Sarawak Rivers Board to name a few.
 


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