MELAKA, October 19 — Melaka recorded a total of 133 construction projects from January to August this year involving a cost of RM1.1 billion, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
He said out of the total, 44% were for non-residential projects, 33% comprised residential projects and 22% infrastructure projects.
“Among the main projects that have been implemented this year are the construction of four apartment blocks worth RM327 million, road upgrading works from Ayer Keroh to Melaka town valued at RM286 million and the Malaysia National Technology Excellence Centre-Works Department Training Institute worth RM240 million.
“Besides that, the coastal reclamation works worth RM203 million on a 168-hectare land for the Melaka Gateway project are being implemented,” he said.
He said this during his speech at the signing of the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) pledge with industry players organised by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) here, today.
Idris also urged industry players as well as state government agencies to be earnest in implementing the initiative as outlined in the CITP.