First Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib said almost all of the RM6.95bil from the first stimulus package has been disbursed when replying to a question fro Jerantut MP Datuk Seri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar.

He told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday that of the total, RM4.02bil or 57.9%, involving 43,681 projects, had been offered to successful contractors while the remainder was being done.

Until June 5, Najib who is also the Prime Minister, said a total of RM1.4bil had been spent in completing 10,979 projects, including upgrading and repairing roads, bridges, schools and hospitals.

The public infrastructure maintenance programme and the basic infrastructure project worth RM592mil had also been implemented, Najib said.

For the second economic stimulus package, a total of 7,811 projects worth RM4.2bil had been awarded until June 5, Najib clarified. Of this total, RM1.2bil had been spent in completing 453 projects, he added.

Najib said the government had upped the allocation of RM674mil as subsidy to stem an increase in prices of daily food products such as sugar, bread and flour.

“This has reduced the inflation rate to 3% in April this year, compared to the 8.5% in July and August last year,” he said.

No Sarawak MP seen asking the prime minister, of the RM4.02 billion had been spent how much has gone to Sarawak – for repair of bridges, hospitals, schools damaged in recent flood?