CM satisfied with RTP projects implementation in state

Abang Johari speaks to reporters after a meeting with the elected representatives from GPS. – Photo by Chimon Upon

KUCHING: The implementation of the people-centric Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects in the state has been going on well.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said he was satisfied with the performance of every state assemblyman in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in terms of project monitoring and implementation in their constituency.

“Generally, I am happy the performance of our assemblyman as well as with the disbursement of fund to implement the RTP projects by the relevant state authorities,” he told reporters after a meeting with all the GPS assemblymen and Members of Parliament (MPs) at a leading hotel here today.

On the meeting, he said it was just to brief the elected representatives, especially the MPs, on the process of the approval of our RTP allocation, which is fully funded by the Sarawak government

“As you know we are also disbursing allocations in the form of RTP projects to our MPs, so they have to know how to apply and monitor the projects.

“Because this is the first time our MP will be involved in the implementation of RTP projects, we want to get them familiarize with the process,” he said.

Just like the assemblymen, each of the MPs in GPS will be given the same amount of annual allocation of RM1 million for the minor rural project (MRP) and RM5 million for the rural transformation programme (RTP) from the Sarawak government.

Each MP will also be receiving RM250,000 allocation a year from the state government for them to manage their service centres.

The state BN government has decided to fork out allocation funds to its MPs as they were already in the opposition at federal level.

The fact that they are in the opposition may cause them to have no access to the federal allocation.

The federal government is now run by Pakatan Harapan (PH) after the coalition won the parliamentary seats by a substantial majority.

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