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Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (front) delivers the loyalty speech during the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj’s 78th birthday celebration at Istana Alam Shah, Klang, on December 11, 2023. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

Selangor collects RM2.571 bln revenue, 28 pct above target — MB

By Danial Dzulkifly

KLANG, Dec 11 — The state government has collected RM2.571 billion in revenue as of December 6, surpassing its initial target of RM2 billion for the year by a handsome 28 per cent.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said this achievement is the product of the state administration’s commitment to drive economic growth for the people’s benefit.

He was speaking in his loyalty address before the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, at Balairong Seri in Istana Alam Shah, Klang, in conjunction with His Royal Highness’ 78th birthday celebration today.

“This (success) is a manifestation and proof of Your Royal Highness’ government’s public service and administrative members’ earnest efforts to drive Selangor’s economy and enhance revenue for the people’s benefit.

“It reflects the investors and people’s confidence in the government’s attitude and accountability in planning and distributing the state’s wealth effectively and in a targeted manner,” Amirudin said.

In his address, the Menteri Besar reiterated his steadfast commitment and loyalty to the state Ruler and his duty to govern Selangor efficiently.

He also assured that his administration, consisting of the Unity Government coalition, would uphold the Federal Constitution and state laws.

Separately, Amirudin highlighted several key state initiatives aimed at economic development, like the Integrated Development Region In South Selangor (Idriss) and the state’s commitment to create 100,000 high-paying jobs.

The state government also plans to construct new rail lines linking Klang to Kuala Selangor and Tanjong Karang to Sabak Bernam, enhancing connectivity for residents along the west coast to Klang Valley’s major economic hubs.

Similarly, he reiterated Selangor’s commitment to form the Greater Klang Valley area, which aims to link four major cities — Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, and Klang — into a conurbation.

“The Greater Klang Valley aims to unify, coordinate, and standardise the administration of its four cities to facilitate business processes and development, reduce bureaucratic hurdles, and simplify its citizens’ lives.

“Furthermore, the Greater Klang Valley intends to enable the government to begin the rejuvenation of mature cities to attract investment in new industries focused on digitalisation.

“This initiative is part of a vision to transform the Greater Klang Valley into a resilient urban area, particularly in facing the challenges of climate change, and to develop it into a sustainable and livable city, “ Amirudin said.

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