MB: RM6 bil BN-approved projects in Perak to be reviewed

Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu says projects in Perak are proceeding smoothly, except for the Water City project in Bagan Datuk. (Bernama pic)

IPOH: Several major projects in Perak approved by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government will be subject to a review, said Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

He said the overall cost of these projects, including in Bagan Datuk, exceeded RM6 billion. Bagan Datuk is the constituency of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who was the former deputy prime minister.

“I have not received any further information on the matter (Bagan Datuk project) or other major projects,” Faizal told reporters after visiting an orphanage in Kampung Sungai Rokam here today.

At the recent meeting of the Perak legislative assembly, state Investment and Corridor Development Committee chairman Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin called for a review of the Bagan Datuk Water City (BDWC) project, claiming that the payment made by the previous government did not tally with the project’s progress.

Faizal said construction of the projects in the state had exceeded 20% and were likely to be allowed to go on.

“So far, in Perak, everything is proceeding smoothly, except for that major project in Bagan Datuk,” he said.