(File pic) Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the state government was also hoping that all the projects costing RM1.4 billion would be continued. (NSTP/ZAMAN HURI ISA)

KOTA BARU: The state hopes the Federal Government will make a new announcement in the 2020 Budget on the progress of five key projects promised to them.

Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the state government was also hoping that all the projects costing RM1.4 billion would be continued.

"The state hopes the Federal Government, especially Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, will not leave out the five projects that have been promised to Kelantan in the Budget which will be announced this Friday.

"If possible, the state government wants the prime minister to also consider our request for a few other new projects made several months ago.

"This is important, especially the flood mitigation project in Sungai Golok, because we do not want flood waters to overflow to our side as the Thai authorities have begun their own mitigation project," he told reporters after the state Exco meeting here today.

Mohd Amar said the five key projects promised by the Federal Government to Kelantan are the East Coast Highway 3 (LPT3); Central Spine Road (CSR) extension; upgrading works of the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Pengkalan Chepa; Kota Baru-Kuala Krai highway; and the Palekbang bridge.

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali during his visit to Kelantan in April, said Kelantan would stand to benefit from five key projects worth RM1.4 billion which are being carried out under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP).

He said the projects were among the major agendas in the last three years of the 11MP, which runs from 2016 to 2020.

Dr Mahathir is expected to table the 2020 Budget in Parliament this Friday.

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