Selangor Journal
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari delivering his 2023 New Year address, at Dewan Jubli Perak Auditorium, Shah Alam, on January 11, 2023. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

RS-1 focuses on new development hubs — MB

By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini

SHAH ALAM, Jan 11 — The First Selangor Plan (RS-1) was introduced to propel the state’s economic growth and ensure access to development can be enjoyed by those living in the suburban and rural areas.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said under the five-year plan, the Selangor administration aims to empower regional development through the Integrated Development Region In South Selangor (Idriss), the Sabak Bernam Development Area (Sabda), as well as the Selangor Maritime Gateway, aside from plans to establish new development hubs.

He said the spillover is derived from advanced development in the state that must benefit all Selangor citizens, regardless of where they live.

“We have to ensure the benefits can reach not only people in urban cities like Petaling Jaya and Klang but also those in Pandamaran, Selat Klang, Hulu Langat, and even up to Kampung Cemperai in Sepang.

“Therefore, in the 2019 state budget, we formulated a policy towards economic clusterisation to ensure that developments in Selangor will not only focus on heavily populated areas,” Amirudin said when delivering his 2023 New Year address at Dewan Jubli Perak Auditorium, earlier today.

The Menteri Besar added he believes that every cloud has a silver lining, provided that one must be quick to adapt to changes and grab opportunities while they last.

“We have proven our ability during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have also shown our strength when faced with the massive flood disaster in 2021. Our priorities to build a stable state government remain.

“This is why we want to make Selangor a caring state in the context of unity, while also establishing RS-1. We cannot develop the state through fear-mongering, but rather through proper planning, which will result in higher economic yields.

“With that, InsyaAllah, I am ready to lead the state’s administration for this year. We have succeeded in becoming a resilient and competent state not because of Amirudin, but because we have been working as a team,” he added.

On August 2 last year, Amirudin stated that RS-1 will be able to assist the state in contributing 30 per cent of its GDP by 2025.
Despite the state’s target in the 2022 Selangor Budget to contribute 30 per cent to the GDP by 2030, he said that Selangor will still be able to reach that goal by 2025 with the implementation of the RS-1.

He stated that the RS-1 takes into account the implementation aspects of comprehensive policies, programmes, and initiatives between the state and federal governments without excluding the five-year plan of the 12th Malaysia Plan (MP12).

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