By Karen Bong
KUCHING, May 6: Contractors involved in implementing government projects in Sarawak approved by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) are required to submit a written health plan in order to operate during Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said SDMC has identified a list of projects in Sarawak under state and federal governments, Projek Rakyat, alternative funding and Rural Transformation Projects (RTP) to operate throughout the CMCO period.
“However, it is compulsory for contractors involved in the listed projects to submit a health plan to SDMC by writing.
“The health plan is required to fulfil the conditions in Sarawak Protection of Public Health 1999 (Measure on the Carrying Out of Activities in Infected Local Areas) Order 2020,” he told a daily press conference on Covid-19 today.
For projects allocated under state and federal governments, People’s Project (Projek Rakyat) and alternative funding, Uggah said there are 526 projects amounting RM22.1 billion located in the green zone area.
“Of the number, 42 projects with a ceiling cost of RM16.6 billion have been identified and implemented by Utilities Ministry (Rural Water Supply Department/Sarawak Energy Bhd), Local Government and Housing Ministry, Works Ministry, Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda),” he said.
The projects have been selected based on a set of criteria, he added, which include projects located in districts under green zone; no movement of manpower, construction materials and equipment from outside the green zone; local workers, projects achieved 90 per cent physical progress; maintenance works; and incomplete works that could pose risks.
As for RTP, Uggah informed that there are 420 projects worth RM167.2 million located in the green zone area and out of the number, 59 projects with a ceiling cost of RM22.8 million have been identified.
“The listed projects are implemented under Rural Water Supply Department, Local Government and Housing Ministry, Works Ministry, DID, Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA), and Sarawak Energy Bhd.
“These projects are selected for fulfilling the criteria of located in the green zone, no movement of manpower, construction materials and equipment from outside the green zone, projects started on March 18, 2020 and projects not started yet using communal work methods involving the local community,” he explained.
The application must be addressed to Pengerusi, Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Bencana Negeri Sarawak, Tingkat 1, Wisma Bapa Malaysia, 93502, Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak.
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