MB unveils plan to move Selangor forward by 2025
08 Jul 2022
Selangor government wants to turn the state into a smart, habitable and prosperous state by 2025.
To achieve this, it has drawn up a comprehensive plan focusing on four main thrusts namely economy, social well-being, environmental sustainability and a people- oriented governance.
Called the First Selangor Plan (RS-1) 2021-2025, it is said to be the first forward-thinking document formulated to meet the needs of all Selangorians, which will build resilience to face future challenges in a current complex environment.
The RS-1 is set to be officially launched on July 25 at the Selangor State Assembly.
Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said RS-1 emphasised the socioeconomic status of the people and took into account the economic advancement and environmental conservation as its main agenda.
He said Selangor’s economic robustness must be strengthened to ensure it would become the main destination for quality foreign investments in Malaysia and Asia.
The state government, he said, wanted to make Selangor an ideal state to live in as it gave importance to the social well-being and welfare of the people.
“Our approach is to be business- friendly and create opportunities for high-impact investments, which will act as a catalyst to provide greater job opportunities and revive the economic climate post (Covid-19) pandemic.
“Under social well-being, we will give opportunities for the people to earn an income and have social interventions, focusing on the urban and rural poor.
“We have plans to empower the people with digital technology in line with the state’s vision to become a smart state,” he said at a symposium at the MBSA Convention Centre in Shah Alam yesterday.
Amirudin further said that Selangor wanted to be a leader in sustainable development and put climate change as a crucial aspect in the state’s development.
“We are committed towards a low-carbon state through green projects and having a sustainable approach towards waste management,” he said.
The final thrust, he said, was to transform the state’s public service to become a modern organisation that was people-oriented to help development and businesses.
“Selangor wants to make the state’s public service more responsive, productive and move with speed with digital technology applications to provide a comprehensive and effective service delivery.”
Amirudin said RS-1 had gone through face-to-face and online meetings with stakeholders including state and federal agencies, academics, civil societies and citizens.
Source: The Star