Sarawak CM plans to boost economic development

Jan 28, 2017
Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Abang Openg.
Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Abang Openg.

Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg has his own plans towards boosting Sarawak’s economic development.

He said a conference on the plan, to be chaired by the State Secretary, would be held soon with the participation of international experts.

The experts will help explore and chart the direction of the state’s economic development based on the resources available.

He said under the new economic development plan, the government would be more selective in its acceptance of investments in the state to try and preserve the environment.

“We are trying to get more non-polluting industries to come over to preserve the environment as that is our strength,” he added.

Abang Johari was speaking to reporters after attending the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Chinese New Year open house at Dewan Sa’ati SUPP in Kuching today.

He said his predecessor Adenan Satem had wanted to transform the rural areas.

“If you want to do this, one sector that needs to be seriously developed is agriculture and tourism which must also come to the right infrastructure,” he added.

The chief minister also commended Sarawak’s Chinese community for having contributed much towards the economic development of the state.

Abang Johari said he was confident that with the strong unity among the various races in Sarawak, the state’s future is guaranteed. – Bernama