RM5.8m earmarked for KT development

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 3 — The state government plans to spend RM5.8 million to repair drains and roads and carry out several small projects in the state capital after the upcoming Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election.

“However, it is difficult for the government to continue its development agenda if the constituency falls to the opposition,” said Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said.

He said the development projects would also be implemented in Wakaf Mempelam state seat in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary constituency.

“See for yourself how Wakaf Mempelam (represented by Pas) is lagging behind,” he said.

The by-election is necessitated by the death of the Kuala Terengganu Member of Parliament, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail, on Nov 28. The by-election will be held on Jan 17 and nomination is on Tuesday.

Ahmad said plans were afoot to turn Kuala Terengganu into a tourist district to woo more investors to the state.

Meanwhile, BN candidate for the parliamentary by-election, Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh said he planned to continue various projects started by Razali.

“If I am given the mandate, I will ensure that the voice of the people will be heard not only by the state government but also by the federal government,” he said. — Bernama