Perak Malay Contractors wants 30% share of state's mega projects

IPOH: The Perak Malay Contractors Association Malaysia (PKMM) is urging the state government to ensure that 30 per cent of works in mega projects in the state be channelled to local Bumiputera contractors.

Its Chairman Datuk Wira Jamaluddin Abdul Rahim said Bumiputera contractors now had the experience and capacities to participate in mega projects.He said the state government's intervention was important to ensure the participation of local contractors as many mega projects in the past had been given out to contractors outside the state.

"PKMM also has the capacity in terms of capital and experience to complete the works on par with contractors from other states," he said at a press conference here on Thursday April 21.

Jamaluddin also expressed hope that there would be a distribution in the works for two upcoming mega projects in the state, namely the highway connecting Ipoh with Selama near the Perak/Kedah border and the construction of the Jana
Manjung 2 power plant in Lumut The two projects are estimated to be RM10 billion in worth, he said.

"It would be sufficient to give a 30 per cent share to PKMM members and the rest could be given to other contractors via open tenders," he added.--Bernama

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