SHAH ALAM, 28 Nov: The annual surplus of the Malaysian Road Records Information System (Marris) for every local authority in Selangor will be added to the road maintenance fund for future use.
The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khali Ibrahim, said that apart from the development fund, surplus of the fund will also be placed into the state reserves so that it can be monitored.
He said that the state government will not hesitate to give appropriate allocations to any local authority which has high commitment to maintain roads in their area.
“The surplus (allocations) will be distributed based on the road length conditions and if the road that needs to be taken care of is longer.
“This means that local authorities will receive allocations that are more appropriate with the formula that we will implement,” he said.
He said this when answering a verbal question from Dr Yaakob Sapari (PKR-Kota Anggerik) regarding the receiving and spending of the Marris allocation from year 2008 till 2012 during the Selangor State Assembly (DNS) session today.
Abdul Khalid, who is also the Assemblyman for Port Klang, said that the state government, so far, has already spent about RM1.35 billion in the period of five years to maintain roads throughout Selangor, from the RM1.75 billion allocation from the central government.