As of the end of January 2022, 29 projects under the 11th National Development Plan (RKN) have been completed, while 79 are still in the midst of implementation.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah said this on the sixth day of the 18th Legislative Council (LegCo) Meeting yesterday.
He was responding to a query by LegCo member Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman on the status of projects under the 11th RKN, and whether any of the projects would be carried forward to the 12th RKN.
Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty also queried on the progress of public-private partnership (PPP) projects she felt were “taking a considerably long time to complete”, and the status of projects being implemented via alternative financing.
“The physical or financial performance is still low if compared to the 11th RKN as a whole, but prudent steps and evaluation across all ministries and department are always made to ensure the methods of project implementation will yield results and achieve the goals of Brunei Vision 2035,” the minister said.
RKN projects that are still not ready will be re-evaluated based on priorities, and be carried forward to the next RKN, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew said. With regards to the status of alternatively-financed RKN projects, the minister said seven projects have been included into the 11th RKN, but a number have been absorbed by statutory bodies and no longer under the RKN.
“The seven projects mostly involve roads construction at industrial sites that have been taken over by DARe (Darussalam Enterprise) and are no longer under the RKN budget allocation,” he said.