Limbang’s Tedungan-Pandaruan road section to be upgraded to dual carriageway

Over 1km of existing Tedungan-Pandaruan road, in Limbang will be upgraded into a dual carriageway of JKR U3 Standard. Existing drains have been demolished while excavation work is underway. Meanwhile, an access road has been constructed while piling and drainage work have begun.

A pagol pole, or native burial pole, was relocated to the Limbang Museum. An existing tennis court has been demolished to make way for construction works.

The project, implemented by the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA), under RECODA, is expected to be completed next year.

Improvement of existing road to Long Laput

About 5km of existing dirt road linking Long Laput to the Lapok road leading to Long Lama, in the Miri division will be upgraded to modified R1 road standard.

Site clearing and earthworks are currently in progress, along with slope stabilisation and drainage works. The infrastructure project is implemented by the Highland Development Agency (HDA), under RECODA. Construction is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.

New bridge crossing Sungai Layun at Long Kevok

A new single lane bridge crossing Sungai Layun at Long Kevok, in the Miri division will be constructed in an infrastructure project implemented by the the Highland Development Agency (HDA), under RECODA.

Excavation for roadside drains and piling works for the concrete bridge are ongoing, while a temporary bridge diverts traffic. The project is expected to be completed by this year.

Upgrades for Tedungan ICQS complex at Dalau Land District, Limbang

The Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) complex at Tedungan, in Limbang, will be upgraded in a development project implemented by the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA), under RECODA.

The upgrade works include rewiring in all buildings including fittings, construction of a new genset and two new toilets for public use. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Gov’t to introduce new national investment policy, says Azmin

KUALA LUMPUR (March 10): The government will introduce a new national investment policy to attract more high-quality investors as the country moves towards a high-income nation, Senior Minister cum International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said.

He said a working paper on the proposed policy had been approved and endorsed by the Economic Action Council (EAC), and will be presented to the Cabinet within this month.

“After long deliberations and engagement with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), we thought it is timely for us to introduce this new investment policy.

“The purpose of this national investment aspiration is to attract quality and technological investment, so that we can prepare our workforce to meet the industry’s demand,” he told the media after attending a special assembly at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) here today.

Following deliberations among MITI, the EAC and MIDA, Mohamed Azmin said it was decided that a proposal to introduce new incentives to attract foreign investors into Malaysia will be further discussed with the MoF.

In another development, Mohamed Azmin said the National Security Council had approved the implementation of the Safe@Work initiative, which will be officially launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in the coming weeks.

He said the initiative will create an “industry bubble” between workers — those identified as close contacts of Covid-19 positive cases — and their workplace, so that the industry will remain operational and productive.

“We will segregate the workers, who are close contacts, and create a ‘bubble’ between the hostel and the factory, so that the workers will be transported within the agreed ‘bubble’.

“The industry will continue to operate and not disturbed, so that they can increase production and productivity. I am happy that this initiative has the support of the industry,” he added. – Source: The Edge

Curbing corruption becomes one of crucial elements in govt, private sector – Talib

KUCHING (March 8): Curbing corruption becomes one of the crucial elements in the government as well as the private sector, said Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip.

Speaking at the Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda) Integrity Day today, the Jepak assemblyman spoke on the need to combat corruption, saying: “The stronger the culture of integrity, the lower the incidence of corruption.”

This, he added, will lead to the improvement on the level of development.

“Corruption in the public sector will impair the ability of the government to serve the rakyat and impede the development of the nation,” he said.

At the event, he said each individual has duties and responsibilities to develop the nation through integrity and good governance. adding that the process of cultivating integrity as well as good governance requires continuous and time-consuming effort.

He said efforts to spread integrity values among the community will continue to be strengthened and that this had shown a positive response among the general public.

“Practice the culture of integrity, obey rules and laws, avoid corruption and carry out your duties in a transparent, efficient and effective manner.

“Together we make the practice of high integrity a way of life and carry out our duties responsibly,” he said.

In conjunction with the Recoda Integrity Day event held at its headquarters here today, Recoda held a pre-launch ceremony for its Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) (2021-2025).

The OACP is a mandatory initiative for all public institutions to develop their internal policy document that addresses governance, integrity and anti-corruption issues.

Speaking at the event, Recoda chief executive officer Datu Ismawi Ismuni said the document was made as the result of in-depth discussions involving department heads and officers of all levels at Recoda’s OACP (2021-2025) workshop held from December 21 to 23 last year.

He said the workshop was held to identify weaknesses and potential leaks in Recoda’s administration and management related to governance, integrity and anti-corruption.

“This book serves as Recoda’s internal policy and serves as a guideline in implementing the plan over a five -year period to ensure that there are no weaknesses and leakages in Recoda’s governance on an ongoing basis.

“In addition, the Recoda Organizational Anti -Corruption Plan also aims to ensure a culture of high integrity is inculcated among Recoda staff members,” he added.

At the event, Ismawi and Recoda staff members participated in a collective Corruption Free Pledge (Ikrar Bebas Rasuah), where they pledged to combat corruption and ensure their work is aligned with best practices and principles of good governance.

The pledge was witnessed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sarawak director Mohd Zaki Hassan. – Source: The Borneo Post