Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today announced three special gifts worth a total of RM20.2 million for the people here in conjunction with his first visit to the highlands after 31 years.
Najib, who is also Finance Minister, approved the construction of a new 30-kilometre road from Pos Betau to Pos Lenjang in Jelai state constituency, involving an allocation of RM15 million.
He also approved an allocation of RM5 million for the upgrading of stalls at Tanah Rata market and RM200,000 to refurbish Tanjung Gahai mosque.
“I approved all of these because I have not paid a visit for a long time…this can be considered as paying off my debts,” he said when opening the Cameron Highlands UMNO delegates meeting here.
The three projects are expected to be started next year, Najib said.