Beneficial plans of previous govt to continue: Zuraida

23 May 2018 / 11:51 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will continue with policies and plans of the previous government that are beneficial to the people, said its new Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pix).
However, she said there are likely to be some things to be improved and streamlined in accordance with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto.
"I will call for a meeting this Thursday for the officials concerned to present the relevant policies, plans and programmes that have been drafted and require immediate decisions from me.
"If they are good and benefit the people, we will continue with them," she told reporters after her first meeting with the ministry's senior officials here, yesterday.
In the meantime, Zuraida, who is also PH Wanita chief, said she would take steps to coordinate development projects to avoid overlapping of tasks, thus preventing wastage.
According to Zuraida, among projects that may be coordinated under her ministry was the 1Malaysia People's Housing (PR1MA) project which was now managed by the Prime Minister's Department.
"The PR1MA project is likely to be coordinated because this project is not foreign to the ministry. The target is the same, so why not we centralise everything to be more focused," said the Ampang member of Parliament.
Meanwhile, Zuraida said her ministry would also emphasise the development of fire stations across the country.
"This is our priority, so we will review the proposal to set up 540 fire stations as it is a necessity for the people.
"Currently, there are only 290 fire stations and we are aware that more fire stations are needed," she said. — Bernama

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