By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Aug 6 — The First Selangor Plan (RS-1) has combined various initiatives by the state government, private sector and the Federal government to improve the quality of life for the people in the next five years.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the state government has provided funds amounting to RM7 billion while the private sector would bear RM80 billion for the implementation of RS-1.
While the remaining RM140 billion would come from the Federal government as outlined under the 12th Malaysia Plan.
“So what are the benefits that the people in Selangor would get to enjoy? Of course the quality of life. For example, we expected a 70 per cent broadband penetration rate, this would lead to better connectivity.
“We also anticipated that the median household income would be at RM9,290 a month aside from the Family Wellbeing Index scale at 8.0. Happiness is measured by having a well-preserved environment and a good community,” he said on the Bicara Bernama TV talk show last night.
He also explained that the state’s development plan from 2021 until 2025 was different from the 2005 Rancangan Selangor Maju which only covered the state government’s role.
He said RS-1 is an official document and had been tabled and debated at the Selangor State Legislative Assembly after going through a research process by the Selangor Economic Planning Unit (EPU).
“The Rancangan Selangor Maju 2005 have expired, so we cannot just stop there but must continue to move forward. The new destination now is for RS-1 to move towards modernisation or digitalisation.
“In 2005, we did not encounter the climate change issue, smart state development and Covid-19 pandemic which had a two to threefold effect (on Selangor),” he said.
On August 2, the Selangor State Legislative Assembly approved the RS-1 development framework that has a total cost of RM212.44 billion after it was agreed upon by all state assemblymen and debated by 28 elected representatives