Perlis state government committed to logistics hub agenda
21 Dec 2022
The new Perlis government will continue to turn the state into a logistics hub by capitalising on its strategic position bordering Thailand and the existing railway facilities.
Menteri Besar Mohd Shukri Ramli said his administration has identified several aspects that could be developed to improve the state’s socioeconomic landscape.
“Through a cooperation between the state government and the North Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), we will continue with the Perlis Inland Port (PIP), a high-impact strategic project in realising the vision to turn Perlis into a logistics hub.
“The PIP is a catalyst to develop an investment ecosystem with the support of other mega projects such as the Chuping Valley Industrial Area, the Universiti Kuala Lumpur Asia Sustainable Transportation Institute and the Northern Corridor Highway (NCH).
“To support all these, the state government will also focus on the development of human capital by equipping local talents with skills, particularly the youths,” Shukri (Perikatan Nasional-Sanglang) said during the 15th Perlis State Legislative Assembly meeting here today.
He was responding to a question from Mohd Ridzuan Hashim (Perikatan Nasional-Guar Sanji) on the PN government vision in developing infrastructure and human capital in Perlis.
Shukri said it was imperative to develop local human capital so that the people of Perlis could reap benefits from developments in the state.
“The state government set a vision of ‘Perlis as a High-Income State by 2030’.”
The state is working with NCIA on human capital development programmes for the people in Perlis.
“The programmes include the NCER Talent Enhancement Program, the empowerNCER Programme — Skills and Entrepreneurship Training, the NCER entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur Development Programme through Investors/Holding Companies (training and contract entrepreneurs).
“In order to strengthen the civil service in this state, several programmes and projects to develop human capital were designed and implemented such as the Mentoring Programme, Workplace Attachment Programme, Availability of Civil Servants in the Digitalisation Era and Innovation Culture Empowerment.
“We are also encouraging the people to equip themselves with business knowledge and venturing into business,” he said.
Source : New Straits Times