Work Minister Datuk Fadhilah Yusuf on site inspection.

Work Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof on site inspection.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Works (MOW) will ensure that continuation and new projects announced in Budget 2015 are smoothly implemented.

Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said this is to meet the people’s needs and aspirations of the government to provide the best facilities to them.

“The ministry has set a strategy and will implement new methods as decided by the Economic Planning Unit (EPU),” he said in a statement yesterday.

Budget 2015 tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in parliament on Friday allocated RM5.95 billion to the MOW, mostly for continuation and new projects.

Fadillah noted the implementation of four highway projects next year will boost investment by the public and the private sector.

The projects are Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Expressway (SUKE) costing RM5.3 billion, West Coast Expressway (WCE) costing RM5 billion, Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH) costing RM4.2 billion and Eastern Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) costing RM1.6 billion.

He added the RM27 billion allocated for the Pan Borneo Expressway (PBE) in Sarawak and Sabah proved the government was committed to improving infrastructure in the two states. — Bernama