Najib To Launch Corridors Programme First Open Day In Sabah On Thursday

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KOTA KINABALU, Feb 13 (Bernama) — The people can see the results of the Corridors and Regional Cities Lab announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on June 21 last year, on Thursday.

The open day, to be held here, is the first for the Corridors and Regional Cities programme, The open day for other economic corridors will follow suit in coming months.

Najib will launch the open day for Corridors and Regional Cities Programme on that day, the Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA) said in a statement.

The open day’s main objective is to inform the people on the outcome of the Corridors and Regional Cities Lab and gauge their feedback on the proposed action plans.

The Corridors and Regional Cities Lab was conducted between September and November last year, organised and facilitated jointly by the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), a unit in the Prime Minister’s Department.

The five corridor authorities are Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Northern Corridor Implementation Authority, East Coast Economic Region Development Council, Regional Corridor Development Authority and SEDIA.

The economic corridors were established to maximise, leverage and build on existing programmes in every economic corridor and aligning them with the Economic Transformation Programme.

The eight-week nation-building exercise involves over 100 participants from Sabah, comprising government ministries, agencies, regulatory bodies, 60 companies and non-governmental organisations.

They have contributed in identifying specific areas that can deliver fast results in a short period and have an indelible impact on the region.

Other issues and concerns like sewage, water, power, waste treatment and public transportation were addressed, specifically in the Cities Lab.

These issues, encompassing the concept of the cities’ liveability, are imperative to attract talents and the level of investments the state needs to propel economic growth in Sabah.

The importance of ensuring maximum impact and benefits to the locals were also highlighted.

The people are invited to the open day to view over 30 Entry Point Projects and new opportunities in the key focus areas — tourism, oil and gas, palm oil, manufacturing, logistics, agriculture, education and Greater Kota Kinabalu.

Source : Bernama

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