The dividend payment was based on the port authority’s 2019 profit, according to a statement from the Sabah Chief Minister’s office.
A mock cheque of the said sum was presented to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin in a simple ceremony at the state administration centre here today.
Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan, who is also Sabah’s Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, as well as Industrial Development Minister Datuk Joachim Gunsalam.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement, Bung Mokhtar, who is also Sabah Works Minister, said he hopes the SPA can improve on its performance, going forward, despite the challenging economic conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPA is a state statutory body under the Sabah Works Ministry and was set up in 1968.