Friday, June 24, 2005

"Projects worth RM8b to be revived"

Projects worth RM8b to be revived

Chok Suat Ling; Azura Abas; Ranjeetha Pakiam
New Straits Times
06-24-2005
Projects worth RM8b to be revived
Byline: Chok Suat Ling; Azura Abas; Ranjeetha Pakiam
Edition: Main/Lifestyle
Memo: Dewan Rakyat

THE Government plans to revive between 70 and 80 abandoned projects worth

about RM8 billion to breathe new life into the flagging construction
industry.

Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said, according to the

Implementation and Co-ordination Unit, the projects were facing problems

and could not be completed.

"We will take proper action and replace the contractors with new ones

to finish the projects," Samy Vellu said at the Parliament lobby

yesterday.

He said contractors had ...