SHAH ALAM, 27 Nov: The state government explained that the RM3.2 billion from the RM3.5 billion allocation has been used for development expenditure from 2008 till 2012.
The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, said that 91 percent of the development budget has successfully been used over the past five years that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) governed Selangor.
He said that the state government has also allocated an annual allocation for each department to implement various development projects and programmes as planned.
However, there have been some department which did not reach the level of 80 percent in development costs.
“This is because of a number of constraints concerning land, utilities and so on, causing some departments to not reach the level of 80 percent in development costs,” he said.
Abdul Khalid was responding to questions by Dr Yaakob Sapari (PKR-Kota Anggerik) during the State Assembly (DNS) session today.
Abdul Khalid said that RM65 million was allocated for the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS), however only RM45 million was uses; 69 percent, in 2009.
The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) was given an allocation of RM123 million but only spent RM97 million, 78 percent. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice and Sharia (JAKESS) was allocated RM872,000 and only spent RM388,740, 44 percent, in 2010.
The Public Works Department (JKR) was allocated RM153 million and only spent RM113 million, 74 percent, and JAIS only used RM66 million from the RM110 million while JAKESS used RM3.1 million from the RM12.5 million in 2011.
JAKESS also only spent RM9.9 million from the RM12.5 million, 79 percent, from the total allocation for 2012.
Abdul Khalid said that the state government is always monitoring the spending performance of department to ensure that the spending targets set will be achieved and projects planned will be implemented.
“Among them is through the Selangor State Technical Working Committee (JKTN) and the Technical Committee for State Development Projects managed by the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN). It is to discuss issues, problems and to find effective solutions to ensure that planning and the implementation of a project progresses well,” he said.