Friday, March 12, 2010

Defense Minister to Personally Monitor Projects

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will personally monitor development projects carried out by his ministry to ensure they were completed as scheduled and were of quality.


Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

He said this will be done with him chairing the ministry's development meetings each month and going to see the progress of projects implemented for the Malaysia Armed Forces (MAF).

"I will personally monitor each project especially for completion on time and rate of progres each month

"If there is a delay, I will ask the technical division for the reasons, whether it is the weather, labour problems or technical problems," he said.

Ahmad Zahid was speaking to reporters after visiting the Various Classes Family Homes project at the Sri Kinabatangan Camp here today.

He said what he was doing was not to punish but assist to solve problems and in the interest of MAF personnel.

He said it was a priority for him to look after the welfare of the officers and men of all three branches of the MAF.

"I do not want my charges to feel pressured and unmotivated due to welfare problems especially relating to housing and other amenities whose completion date had been delayed.

On his visit to the camp, Ahmad Zahid said there was progress by the contractors and consultants to set a new date for the completion of the project.

He said he directed them to take drastic steps to speed up the project involving 258 housing units at a cost of RM73.9 million.

He said the project is expected to be ready this December and he will visit again in 90 days to ensure it was on schedule.

courtesy of Malaysian Digest

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