KPKT's 5,169 projects reflect positive growth in development sector in urban and small town areas

KUALA LUMPUR: Local Government Development Ministry (KPKT) has effectively executed a total of 5,196 development projects for the public in 2023, amounting to RM700 million allocation.

Its minister, Nga Kor Ming, revealed the total allocation for BP.1 approved by KPKT has significantly increased to RM700 million compared to RM489 million in 2022.

This involves the overall execution of 5,196 projects categorised into four main focuses: socio-economic, public facilities, safety, and infrastructure.

"This 43.1 per cent increase in allocation proves the success and efficiency of KPKT in formulating effective development strategies and making a significant impact on the people.

"This accomplishment not only reflects positive growth in the development sector in urban and small town areas throughout the country but also demonstrates KPKT's commitment to meeting the needs and resolving issues faced by the people in the field," he said in a statement today.

Nga highlighted that the entire project is implemented through close collaboration between KPKT and local authorities (PBT) with a clear goal, which is to improve the quality of life and promote local economic opportunities through physical and socio-economic development.

Through the Budget 2023 initiative, he said a total of RM191 million has been allocated and approved for the implementation of MyKiosk, drainage projects and flood reservoir projects.

The ministry has conducted various field activities through the 'Sentuhan Kasih Program' in all states to closely examine and address the issues of the people and PBT.

"KPKT has approved RM72.7 million for 87 projects that can provide immediate impact for problem-solving in the involved areas.

"KPKT remains committed to focusing on various integrated and inclusive efforts and initiatives to achieve sustainable development plans in order to improve the quality of services and the welfare of the people," he added.

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