By Siti Rohaizah Zainal
SHAH ALAM, Aug 2 — The implementation of the First Selangor Plan (RS-1) will further intensify the state’s development and thus boost pro-people initiatives, said the Menteri Besar.
Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the five-year development plan will help Selangor implement clearer programmes that can stimulate the community, including business groups, companies, as well as the state and Federal governments.
“In RS-1 we have the Sabak Bernam Development Area (Sabda), the Integrated Development Region In South Selangor (Idriss), and the Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG) that will stimulate the economy and add value to development.
“The attractive programmes listed under RS-1 will enable Selangor to contribute 30 per cent to the country’s GDP by 2025, instead of its earlier target of by 2030,” he said during the winding-up session of RS-1 at the Selangor State Legislative Assembly here today.
Amirudin said the state government is committed to executing the plan, which has already reached the half-term of its implementation.
“Even though it is already in the middle of its five-year term, the state government can still present a half-term plan for RS-1 in accordance with what was practised and implemented in the Malaysia Plan,” he said.
The plan, tabled by the Menteri Besar on July 27, takes into account the implementation aspects of the comprehensive policies, projects and initiatives between the state and the Federal governments.
Amirudin, who is also Sungai Tuan state assemblyman, said Selangor’s efforts will not set aside the five-year planning under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) which is still ongoing and bringing an impact to the state.
He added that RS-1 is designed to deal with major global challenges, including the Russia-Ukraine War as well as the Cold War between China and the United States.