BY: HAFIZAN TAIB
AMPANG, AUG 5: The State Government is prioritising the implementation of quality development in an effort to give the best facilities and services to the rakyat.
Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that the State Government leadership takes the initiative to meet the rakyat in its effort to understand the problems they face to make the planned development a success.
He said the development implemented in the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council area was something to be proud of, with various facilities and complete road network.
“During today’s work visit, I am very happy because no matter what the project – community hall construction, 5A notice delivery, Mesra Usia Emas Scheme (SMUE) or the Smart Selangor Bus launch, all are quality development that provides direct benefits to the rakyat.
“The State Government hopes that the development implemented in the state will be of utmost quality,” he said during the MPAJ Bas Smart Selangor and Dataran Transit MPAJ launch recently.
He said that in the context of public transport, although it is not under the State Government’s jurisdiction, the government is committed to its people-centric policies of wanting to create a good public transport system and smooth flowing traffic by encouraging the public to use public transport to a ratio of 60:40.
Although it is a large sum, he said, the State Government has launched 93 Smart Selangor buses that operate throughout Selangor and the 100th unit will probably be launched this September 24.
“This is the only state in the world that provides free bus service with the newest technology to fulfil the needs of the rakyat.
“In MPAJ, not only have we added routes but there is a square built using the latest development concept,” he said.
Mohamed Azmin said that the development implemented would not be considered high quality if it destroyed the environment and caused trouble to the rakyat.
“Not all are quality development bvecause the government prepares public transport infrastructure but the debt is too big.
“While we welcome such development but if we have to be in debt with foreign countries, those who will pay are the future generations,” he said.
Also present were Transport Exco Dato’ Teng Chang Kim; State Government Exco, Dato’ Iskandar Abdul Samad; State Government Secretary, Dato’ Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya; and Yang Dipertua MPAJ, Abdul Hamid Hussain.
BY: HAFIZAN TAIB