KUALA SELANGOR, 22 Dec: Efficient management practises and accountability undertaken by the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government have intensified projects that are beneficial to the people of Selangor.
The practise has also managed to curb leakages that often occur in projects undertaken when Selangor was previously governed by Umno-BN.
This realisation is not at the Chief Minister’s and Selangor PR Exco’s level, but it has been applied by village heads.
Ampangan Village Head, Hamidon Salim said that the ‘value for money’ concept has ensured that projects from public funds really do benefit the people.
“In the past, you hear a lot about leakages, price quotations being too high, imperfect implementation of projects.
“But Alhamdulillah, with the Chief Minister’s approach, there is so much savings,” he said when met last night after the officiating of the 2013 Kuala Selangor District Development Project Planning Workshop .
The workshop was officiated by Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
Sungai Burong Chief Head, Md Yatim Mohd Said said that the two-day workshop provides useful information to grassroots community leaders about the ins and outs of a rural development project.
“In my opinion, this programme is very good to increase the knowledge of Village Leaders who before this, are not too familiar with procedures when we apply for a village project with maximum benefits to the rural community,” said Md Yatim.
In his speech, Abdul Khalid said that the ‘value for money’ concept ensures that every cent benefits the people of Selangor.
“For example, in the past, with RM2 million only one hall can be built. But if we are able to build a hall with only RM1 million, why don’t we build two halls with the RM2 million allocation,” said Abdul Khalid.
According to Abdul Khalid, all parties are able to obtain State Government projects as long as they comply with the standards, conditions and procedures set and not just because they have political connections, relatives or are friends with certain people.
The two-day workshop aims to provide an understanding to Village Heads, Chiefs, Council Members and leaders of the community, regarding implementation processes and the priority of a project in rural areas.
The programme which is organised by the Kuala Selangor District Office is being attended by nearly a hundred participants from Kuala Selangor.