Hornbill Unleashed

March 29, 2018

‘S’wak set to be high income state by 2030’

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Sarawak will emerge as a high-income state by 2030 in terms of technology advancement and development.

But for the state to achieve this status, its people must be willing and know how to apply advanced technology in their daily lives, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“If not, we will not be able to achieve the status and also we will be left behind, especially in Industry 4.0 revolution,” he pointed out at the ‘Randau Petang’ with the Information Department, Broadcasting Department, National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (Finas), Department of Community Development (Kemas), Special Affairs Department (Jasa), Biro Tatanegara (BTN) and National Security Council (MKN) here on Tuesday night.

He added: “In order to achieve this, several technologies will be developed in the state such as digital technology and the use of new technologies; namely satellite macro, will be intensified to overcome the slowdown of the Internet.”

In addition, he emphasised technology development for modernisation and efficient agriculture method in order to increase the income of farmers, especially those in rural areas.

“Whereas for the infrastructure facilities such as water supply in the rural areas, the state government will develop a water grid system to address the problem of dirty water.”

For the convenience of the people in the whole state, he said besides the construction of Pan Borneo Highway, the state would develop a coastal road that would connect all the people in the state.

“Meanwhile, to make the transport system more sophisticated and efficient in the state, the government will introduce a bus that uses hydrogen energy and LRT facilities from Kuching to Serian for the people in the city to travel conveniently.”

He said all this is to address the increasing population density, as well as to increase tourist facilities in the city.

The Chief Minister also informed that the state government had set up the Development Bank of Sarawak (DBoS) to raise funds for strategic projects and opening its own oil and gas company, Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), which could provide economic benefits and employment opportunities to the people.

He also emphasised the importance of developing human resources to develop the state.

During the dialogue, Jasa state director Hassan Busu was appointed moderator in the first session of the Digital Economics briefing which was delivered by the general manager of Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) Dr Zaidi Razak while Sarawak Information director Abang Sardon Abang Hashim was the moderator for the session with the Chief Minister.

Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Deputy State Secretary (Rural Transformation) Datu Jaul Samion and heads of departments.

Source : The Borneo Post Online




  1. UMNO Baru controlled Sarawak BN lawmakers should not be feeling angry at all with Dr Mahathir’s statement that both Sarawak and Sabah leaders were greedy during his time. Look at Rahman, Yacub, Taib Mahmd , Mustapha, Harris Salleh, Pairin Kitingan and Musa Aman and all lawmakers from BN. They were billionaire or multi millionaires but Sarawakians and Sabahans who foolishly voted for them remained poor and the two states were the least developed despite producing timber. But Sarawakians and Sabahans are no longer foolish and ignorant.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — April 4, 2018 @ 12:26 PM | Reply

  2. A coastal road to connect all the people of Sarawak?
    Meaning this road will also be use by the people from ulu Rajang , ulu Baram and all the rural long houses which are now unconnected by roads to towns and cities will be connected by this coastal road?
    That would be a miracle road and only found in foSarawak!

    Comment by Brian — March 30, 2018 @ 3:27 PM | Reply

  3. High income for the urban rich, but rural poor still struggling to survive, without proper roads, run-down schools, no water/electricity … tok kok

    Comment by tigerykarother — March 29, 2018 @ 3:42 PM | Reply

  4. Sarawakians can depend on BR1M to get rich.

    Comment by limpehkong — March 29, 2018 @ 2:54 PM | Reply

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