Budget 2017: Malacca hopes for booster in infrastructure, tourism

Oct 19, 2016
Chief Minister Idris Haron hopes for a boost in Malacca public infrastructure and tourism in Budget 2017.
Chief Minister Idris Haron hopes for a boost in Malacca public infrastructure and tourism in Budget 2017.

The Malacca state government hopes Budget 2017 to be presented this Friday will focus more on improving public infrastructure and tourism industry in the state, said its Chief Minister Idris Haron.

He said emphasis should be on the construction of roads connecting to the main coastal highway, traffic dispersal programme and overhead bridges in the state.

“Malacca is faced with landfill constraints, we therefore hope for high technology incinerator projects to be brought to Melaka and we are willing to implement them and be a model for other states to follow.

“We are also prepared to take on green-economy programmes,” he told at a press conference in Melaka yesterday.

On another note, he said the state government was also seeking a RM50 million allocation from the federal government to build a new market to replace the Melaka Sentral Market which had been declared unsafe.

Source: Bernama

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