KUALA LUMPUR: Pas has urged the Federal Government to monitor the progress of its projects to ensure all target groups benefit from the newly tabled 2018 Budget.
Pas vice-president Datuk Idris Ahmad also said he hoped the government will review its project delivery procedures to ensure all the projects under this year’s budget are completed on schedule.
“If possible, avoid political interference because meddling will make it impossible for the projects to benefit their respective target groups,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here.
Idris, who is also Bukit Gantang member of parliament, said the relevant parties must complete all outstanding projects.
He said there were several projects, including housing projects for second-generation Felda settlers, that have yet to be completed.
Idris also urged the government to place special emphasis on the hike in fuel prices, which could increase the cost of living and other basic necessities.
“However, this year’s budget will bring cheer to low-income earners like farmers, fishermen, smallholders and rubber tappers as many incentives and special allowances have been allocated to them.
“Pas agrees with all the good initiatives for the people’s benefit, including the abolishment of four tolls in the country,” he said.
He said although many grants were announced for institutions of higher learning, more could be done to improve research and development in universities.
“More research should be conducted because the findings can create a positive impact by increasing the people’s income, for example.”
Translated from Harian Metro