By Fitri Hazim Hazam
SHAH ALAM, June 2 — Selangor has recorded the highest contribution to the country’s economic growth, recording a total of RM7.1 billion for the economic and infrastructure sectors.
Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said that both sectors projected over RM2 billion for the programmes and projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).
“A total of 231 physical projects have been planned with 24.7 per cent of it completed. A total of 57 projects have been successfully completed, 28 are still in progress and 146 are still in the planning phase.
“This is in addition to the RM6 billion allocated by the Ministry of Finance to support the implementation of 559 projects and programmes listed in the 3rd Rolling Plan under 12MP,” said the Menteri Besar during the 12MP Mid-Term Review engagement session at the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Convention Centre, here on June 1.
Amirudfin also said that the state’s First Selangor Plan five-year blueprint is being developed to become a smart, prosperous and livable state.
The plan includes four strategic themes, which help to frame the plan, namely to focus on strengthening the economy; ensuring social inclusivity and the people’s well-being; driving environmental sustainability; and providing good and effective governance.
Meanwhile, Amirudin said the cooperation of the local community is necessary for addressing waste disposal issues in the state as it would help the state in tackling this issue and achieving the goal of a progressive state.
“The state government is trying to address this issue by constructing a Waste Energy facility in Jeram. However, this construction is not the sole solution.
“This issue is not only about technology and management costs by the state, but it also requires education and public awareness,” he said in response to a question posed by a participant who wanted to know the state government’s efforts regarding the issue.