WBK2030 takes into account view of all state governments Azmin Ali
0 month ago, 10-Oct-2019
Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali – Bernama file photo
KUALA LUMPUR: The federal government will take into account the views of state governments in a bid to realise the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) and bridge the development gap between the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak.
Economic Affairs MinisterDatuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the move was important as the state governments were more awareof theindustries that needed to be developed in order toenhance the economic power of thepeople in the respective states.
In fact,the (federal) government has engaged with all the state governments in the process of drawing up the 12th Malaysia Plan in order to identify new areas for industries, he said during the Minister’s Question Time sessionat the Dewan Rakyat sitting here today.
He was replying to a supplementary question fromVivian Wong Shir Yee (PH-Sandakan) on thesectors that could be developed to boost Sabah’s economy in line with the newly launchedWKB2030.
Earlier, responding to Wong’s original question on the differences betweenWKB2030and previous government’s plans Mohamed Azmin said the new policy was more specific whichaimedat increasingthe gross domestic product (GDP) contribution from Sabah and Sarawak.
Based on the GDP per capita, thedevelopment gap between the central regionsofPeninsularMalaysia and Sabahis 2.6 per cent and 1.3 per cent in Sarawak.
We target to narrow the gap becausecurrently,Sabahand Sarawakcontribute6.2 per cent and9.7 per cent, respectivelyto the GDP compared tothe central regionsofPeninsularMalaysia namely at 40 per cent, he said.
As such, Mohamed Azmin said, the government through WKB2030 would carry out economic hotspot mapping to ensure equitable distribution of development to all states in Malaysia. – Bernama