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Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari speaking at the New Year 2024 mandate ceremony at the Perak Jubilee Hall, Sultan Abdul Aziz, Shah Alam on January 15 2024. — Photo REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

Selangor projects 6 pct GDP growth, RM50 bln investment in 2024

By Yasmin Ramlan 

SHAH ALAM, Jan 15 — Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari is anticipating a healthy gross domestic product (GDP) growth of between  5 and 6 per cent this year. 

He said if this target is achieved, the state would be able to contribute about 26 per cent to the national economy, an increase from the 25.5 per cent recorded in 2022.

“A growth of between 5 and 6 per cent will translate to a minimum additional contribution of between 0.4 and 0.5 of a percentage point (to the national GDP). 

“Whatever it is, I have to analyse the data for 2023, which has not been released yet,” he told reporters after his New Year’s mandate to state civil servants at the State Secretariat Building, here, today. 

Amirudin said the state also aims to attract RM50 billion in investments this year, surpassing last year’s total of RM45 billion. 

He expressed confidence that this can be achieved. 

On a separate matter, Amirudin said he would be meeting with state public servants at all levels in stages after the coming state legislative assembly session, which will convene for 10 days from February 27 to March 11, concludes. 

The engagement aims to gather their feedback and opinions ahead of the First Selangor Plan (RS-1) midterm review. 

Asked to comment on his speech earlier about his call for civil servants to act promptly when carrying out their duties, Amirudin said he hopes the respective heads of the department will promote such practice. 

He also emphasised the importance of addressing issues raised by the people swiftly and efficiently rather than solely during regular working hours. 

“Getting support from the heads of department for more flexible working hours, beyond the regular office hours, can significantly help solve various issues, particularly those raised by the public. 

“Some of them have started to practise it, and I hope it can be implemented and become a culture in the public sector,” he said.

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