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Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari reveals the second phase of the state stimulus package, Selangor Cares Package 2.0, at his official residence in Shah Alam, on April 1, 2020. — Picture by the ASRI SAPFIE/SELANGORKINI

MB to table Selangor economic recovery plan on July 13

GOMBAK, July 2 — The Selangor short-term economic recovery plan will be tabled on the first day of the Selangor Legislative Assembly sitting on July 13.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the economic recovery plan is formulated for the remaining six months of the year to ensure the state remains competitive and sustainable following the Covid-19 impact.

“The sitting will be informed of the state government’s economic recovery plans until the end of the year.

“Apart from that, we will also be tabling the state administration’s achievements,” said Amirudin after a visit to the Sungai Tua constituency on June 27.

The state economic recovery plan is expected to focus on housing, education and employment issues. Live telecast of the sitting will be aired via the TVSelangor Youtube channel.

The sitting is scheduled to be held until July 24 under strict standard operating procedure (SOP). All attendees are required to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 screening.

Previously, the Selangor government had announced an additional allocation of RM272.5 million in the second phase of the state stimulus package, the Selangor Cares Package 2.0, bringing the total amount allocated to cushioning the economic impact of Covid-19 to RM400 million.

On March 20, the state administration had announced a RM127.78 million allocation for the first phase of the stimulus package, which featured seven initiatives.

The second phase of the stimulus package was formulated based on two core challenges brought about by the pandemic, which was firstly on how to combat and contain the outbreak and secondly, on how to address the current and post-pandemic economic situation.

Some of the initiatives offered through the package include a RM,1000 cash assistance for the people of Selangor who contracted the Covid-19 virus, RM200 incentive to the frontliners, and a RM500 one-off cash aid for traders and small businesses.

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