KUCHING, Nov 4: The Sarawak Budget 2020 shows that Gabugan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is serious in moving Sarawak forward in a caring way where nobody is left behind.
The Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (Sheda) Kuching branch chairman Sim Kiang Chiok said that it was a comprehensive budget to complement the Federal budget.
He said wherever the Federal Budget has missed, the Sarawak Budget 2020 will fill in the gaps.
“This budget is comprehensive, inclusive, caring, and helpful to reduce cost of living, and when taken together with the Federal Budget, they would bring Sarawak forward towards our target of being a developed state by 2030,” said Sim in a press statement today.
Sim added that the Sarawak government has also shown that it cares by providing assistance to newly delivered mothers, PTPTN loan graduates and many others.
He also noted that the free school bus service would also help in reducing traffic jam in the city, while at the same time, reducing cost of living among the B40 and M40 groups.
The RM30-million allocation for Micro Credit Scheme is a very much welcome new initiative for the small businesses, he pointed out.
Sim said that the rural development is also emphasised in the budget with high impact projects such as coastal roads and bridges as well as various rural transformation projects such road connectivity, water and electricity supply.
“The budget also helps out in the basic housing for the B40 by continuing with the affordable housing programmes and providing end financing of additional RM100 million to the Sarawak government-owned Mutiara Mortgage and Credits Sdn Bhd for the B40 group to purchase houses from the Housing Development Corporation (HDC),” said Sim. — DayakDaily