An insufficient budget should not be an excuse to delay the implementation of people-oriented projects said Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Addressing today at the Finance Ministry’s special assembly in Putrajaya, Najib said Finance Ministry, as the central agency, should facilitate the operating ministries to ensure the later did not face any constraints in delivering and implementing such projects.
“Not receiving money or not enough budget should not be an excuse for any operating ministries not to start a project or programme,” said Najib.
Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, said, more than 150 initiatives had been listed in the 2017 Budget as touch points that would be implemented throughout the year.
“This, we should make our priority.
“Our focus this year is to concentrate on delivery,” said the premier.
On the 2050 National Transformation (TN50), the prime minister outlined two goals, comprising medium term and long term, which had to be achieved.
For the medium term, he said, it was to achieve the economic growth of RM1.3 trillion to RM2 trillion.
“On the long term, Malaysia has to be in the top 20 countries in the world in everything, including football,” he added.