By Zulaikha Zulkifli
SEMENYIH, Sept 24 — The strategic development plan under the First Selangor Plan (RS-1) will create a state that prioritises forestry and environmental sustainability.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the goals were listed among the plan’s strategic themes, which have high-impact initiatives and strategies that are in line with the aim of making forest conservation a priority for the state.
“In the recent tabling of RS-1, forest and environmental sustainability management were made as one of the strategic themes for the state government.
“In facing unexpected incidents such as effects from prolonged rains and major floods disaster, the state government has strived to make Selangor a resilient state and ensure its people stay protected,” he said.
He said this during his speech at the tree planting programme held in conjunction with the state-level World Forest Day celebration in Bukit Broga here today.
The event was also graced by Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah who officiated the ceremony.
On August 2, the Selangor State Legislative Assembly approved the RS-1 five-year strategic development plan (2021-2025), which has a total cost of RM212.44 billion.
RS-1’s development has four strategic themes, namely strengthening the economy, ensuring social inclusivity and the people’s wellbeing, driving environmental sustainability, and providing good and effective governance.
The plan takes into account the implementation aspects of the comprehensive policies, projects and initiatives between the state and the Federal governments without setting aside the five-year planning under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).