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Selangor BN wants MB to explain decision to pick DPZ Asia for Klang River project

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblymen want Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to brief how the state government had selected DPZ Asia Sdn Bhd as one of the four companies to undertake the rehabilitation and cleaning up of the Klang River.

Acting opposition leader Datuk Mohamad Satim Diman said the selection of DPZ Asia had raised doubts and wanted the Pakatan Rakyat led state government, to clarify the process involved in the selection, and why it was not done through an open tender.

Earlier reports had indicated that the Klang River clean-up, which is an initiative among the state’s RM50 billion economic stimulus packages, was estimated to cost RM10 billion.

"We [Barisan Nasional state assemblymen] want to know from where the state government was going to get the RM50 billion and how the money was going to be disbursed to the companies involved," he said.

Mohamad Satim (BN-Sri Serdang) said he was made to understand that four companies were appointed for the project and DPZ Asia was one of them.

"We want the Menteri Besar to explain why he personally chose the company and not by way of an open tender," he said.

He also urged the state government to furnish details of the RM315 million allocated by the Federal government to the state, for the maintenance of roads by Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Selangor and the local councils, last year.

A detailed report must be submitted since the Works Minister Datuk Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor had earlier slammed the state government for not providing enough funds to JKR for the maintenance of roads in Selangor, he said.

He said the state government had given Selangor JKR only RM45 million while the rest of the money, RM270 million, has not been accounted for.

"We want the Menteri Besar to give details on how much was allocated to each local council," he said. -- Bernama

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