PAUH PUTRA, JUNE 18, 2020 - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is taking steps to adopt a new government-mandated norm to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by holding an Economic Stimulus Voting Drawing Session (PRE-2020). Vice-Chancellor of UniMAP, Prof. Dr. R. Badlishah Ahmad said the draw was held live via UniMAP's official Facebook for 18 projects worth three million ringgit fairly and transparently.


“The poll was held online in line with the government's recommendation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as it would reduce crowds. "The vote involves 58 contractor companies that have been shortlisted by the UniMAP Development and Treasury Department," he said in a speech at a draw for the Economic Stimulus Package Project at the UniMAP Auditorium, Pauh Putra Campus here today.


The text of his speech was read, Director of the UniMAP Research Center, Prof. Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah | Also present was Syed Aminuddin Syed Ali, vice President of the Malay Contractors Association of Malaysia Perlis. He added that PRE 2020 included a special allocation of RM3 million for the implementation of a small project to repair the infrastructure at UniMAP. "We hope that this provision will indirectly help boost the economic activities of the State of Perlis especially for the Arau Parliament," he said.


For the record, the Prime Minister's Economic Stimulus Package (PRE2020) was announced on March 27, aimed at implementing small-scale projects across the country that include work on infrastructure and public utilities to stimulate economic activity and benefit Bumiputera contractors.