By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Dec 31: The year 2023 will be important for Sarawakians as Sarawak approaches the last mile to complete all planned infrastructure projects in the next seven years and take its levelling-up agenda of a new and green economy forward.
Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said Sarawak would complete most of the basic infrastructures, including water, electricity and roads, in the next five years.
“While completing all major planned projects in the next few years, Sarawak is also laying the groundwork for a sustainable new economy and employability.
“It is also time for us to move towards new revenues through the new economy, such as digitalisation and green energy, which the Premier of Sarawak (Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg) has been talking about.
“This is so that by 2030, we can achieve Sarawak’s Post-Covid Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030,” he said in his New Year message on his social media today.
PCDS 2030 is the ‘master plan’ formulated to not only aid Sarawak’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic but to leapfrog development so that Sarawak can emerge stronger with more resilient and sustainable growth, economically and socially.
The goal was to transform Sarawak into an advanced State with a high-income status by 2030.
Dr Sim, who is also Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government, added that 2023 would also mark the 60th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia.
“With that, let’s level up our game towards a modern, strong, prosperous and sustainable Sarawak for the future and our children.
“I want to take this opportunity to wish every Sarawakian, no matter where you are, a very happy 2023 and, most importantly, the best of health,” he said in extending his New Year wishes to all Sarawakians. — DayakDaily