Selangor previews its RS-1 for the state's path to 2025

THE Selangor government has previewed its First Selangor Plan (RS-1) 2021-2025 covering four main thrusts - strategic direction to boost economic robustness, social well-being for its people, environmental sustainability and transformation towards a people-oriented governance.

"The RS-1 emphasises on the socioeconomic status of the people and takes into account the economic advancement and environmental conservation as our main agenda," says Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.

"Under the RS-1 we want to turn Selangor into a smart, habitable and prosperous state by 2025 with the four main thrusts as our guiding principles," he added at the symposium held at the MBSA Convention Centre, Shah Alam, on Wednesday (July 6).

Amirudin added that one of the aims of RS-1 was to strengthen Selangor’s economic robustness so the state became the main destination for foreign investment in Malaysia and within the Asean region.

"Our approach is to be business friendly and create opportunities for high impact investments.

"High impact projects will act as a catalyst to provide greater job employment opportunities and revive the economic climate post pandemic," he said.

Amiruddin added that the state government wants to make Selangor an ideal state to live in as it gives importance to the social well being and welfare of the people.

"Under social well-being we will give opportunities for the people to earn an income and have social interventions focusing on the urban and rural poor. We have plans to empower the people with digital technology in line with the state’s vision to become a smart state," he said.

Amirudin added that Selangor wanted to be a leader in sustainable development with environmental conservation for the future generations in putting climate change as a crucial aspect in the state’s development.

"Our state is steadfast on its commitment towards a low carbon state through green projects and management of waste carried out in a proper and sustainable approach," he said.

Amirudin said the final thrust was to strengthen governance with the objective to transform the state’s public service to become a modern organisation with vision and people oriented that helps development and businesses.

"Selangor wants to make the state’s public service more responsive, productive and move with speed with digital technology applications to provide a comprehensive and effective service delivery," he said.

Amirudin added that the RS-1 is a complete document but not static in nature but a living document that is able to overcome new challenges.

"Our RS-1 has gone through various discussions in face to face meetings and online with stakeholders and concerned people in Federal and state government agencies, academics, civil societies and citizens.

"We had four sessions with the stakeholders while the framework was being drawn up, diagnosis and content development, finalising programme details and the final was validation and completing reports," he said.

Amirudin added that his biggest hope was to see no one was left out in this Selangor Plan.

He added that the plan will be officially launched on July 25 at the Selangor State Legislative Assembly.

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