Selangor Journal
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari speaks during the Selangor State Legislative Assembly sitting, Shah Alam, on July 27, 2022. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

First Selangor Plan to support state in contributing 30 pct to GDP by 2025 — MB

By Ida Nadirah Ibrahim

SHAH ALAM, July 27 — The Selangor government is committed to contributing 30 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product by 2025 and at the same time create a ‘golden balance’ between economic growth and raising the standard of living for its people.

Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said this would close the socio-economic gap in Selangor and provide the people with a good quality of life, particularly in areas that are experiencing rapid urbanisation.

In unveiling the state’s comprehensive First Selangor Plan (RS-1), the Menteri Besar said to accomplish its goal, the administration would face challenges that include the availability of affordable housing and the efficient delivery of public services based on the concept of a livable state.

“The RS-1 outlines 14 macro indicators as overall achievement indicators for the plan, to ensure that the initiatives executed may be evaluated for their performance.

“The plan contains four strategic themes, five policy catalysts and 262 initiatives that include 19 game-changer projects,” he said during the tabling of the RS-1 at the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, here today.

The four strategic themes, which help to frame the plan, will focus on strengthening the economy; ensuring social inclusivity and the people’s wellbeing; driving environmental sustainability; and providing good and effective governance.

The following are the 14 macro indicators outlined in the RS-1:

1. To achieve a GDP growth rate of 6.5 to 7.0 per cent annually
2. To target RM25 to RM35 billion in approved investments for leading and sophisticated sectors each year
3. To reach a fixed broadband penetration rate of 70 per cent for every 100 premises
4. To provide employment opportunities to between 3.5 and 3.8 million individuals, or around 97 per cent of the state’s labour force
5. To target a median household income of around RM 9,290 a month
6. To reduce the percentage of absolute poverty to 0.7 per cent
7. To reduce the percentage of relative poverty to 11 per cent
8. To achieve an 8.0 scale on the Family Wellbeing Index score
9. To lower the GDP-based greenhouse gas emission intensity by 35 per cent based on the emission intensity in 2005
10. To ensure daily supply of clean water
11. To increase the waste recycling rate to 15 per cent
12. To target a 100 per cent completion rate for high-impact RS-1 projects based on current progress
13. To vie for national-level top 10 ratings for all local authorities
14. To ensure the digitalisation of end-to-end government services reach 85 per cent

The RS-1 is said to be the first document of its kind that was developed to fulfil the needs of the people in Selangor, and aims to make Selangor a smart, liveable and prosperous state by 2025.

The holistic nature of the plan covers economic expansion that utilises tested investment strategies, enhances the quality of life for people from all walks of life and promotes inclusivity for youths, the elderly and members of the disabled community.

It also emphasises the need to protect the environment and for smart and effective governance that involves both the people and stakeholders.

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