Ensuring growth for all

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019

Dr Sahruddin (third from left) being briefed on the Tanjung Penyabong tourism project. — Bernama

MERSING: Johor government is committed to balancing the state’s development in an inclusive manner so that no one is left out or deprived of the benefits.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal said the focus was not only on comprehensive economic growth but also on human capital development and efficient governance.

He said the state government emphasised on the implementation of high impact programmes involving education, skills, entrepreneurship and innovation.

“We are aware that the Federal Government, through the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), is committed to developing the East Coast Economic Region (ECER), thus enhancing the socio-economic growth and well-being of the people.

“The initiatives implemented in the ECER region is consistent with the Johor Sustainable Development Plan 2019-2030, which focuses on sustainable development, ” he said after handing over the Tanjung Penyabong tourism project to the Mersing District Council here.

Dr Sahruddin, who is also the Bukit Kepong assemblyman, said Tanjung Penyabong would be a great attraction as tourists could enjoy local food, buy handicraft as well as fish and enjoy picnics in areas near the island.

“The Tanjung Penyabong tourism project is to make Mersing one of the most successful and sustainable tourist destinations in Johor which will help boost the socio-economy of the district through better jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.

“In addition, the activities here have enabled Tanjung Penyabong to be an alternative gateway for tourists to the islands in this area due to its proximity to other tourism projects under ECERDC, including Air Papan Kampungstay and Mersing Harbour Centre, ” he said. — Bernama

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