Quality facilities for economic growth

KUCHING: The state government is committed to monitor, upgrade and maintain the high quality of infrastructure and communication facilities in line with the socio-economic needs of the people.

Infrastructure Development and Communication Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin said the government was fully aware of the importance of having high quality infrastructure and communication facilities and would continue with such policy, especially in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) .

He said the Asean Infrastructure Forum on the public private partnership framework for a sustainable infrastructure development growth for Asean would be very helpful to the state in developing viable policies and strategies in planning and implementing new projects.

“It will enable us to help manage cross-sector and cross-regional initiatives for the benefit of the coming generation,” he said at the closing of the Asia Infrastructure Summit here yesterday.

The text of his speech was read by Infrastructure Development and Communication Assistant Minister Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman.

Manyin believed that a strong theme, ‘Building for the future’, had emerged through the discussions in the summit.

He noted that the keynote speech delivered by Asian Development Bank had projected a positive outlook of the Asian economies with China, India and Indonesia as the main drivers to continue to propel the economic growth of other Asian countries.

He said support of the economic growth, major infrastructures such as transport, building, communications and energy would be essential in a near future.

“Thus, the infrastructure development in Asia, including our very own SCORE project in Sarawak, plays a major role to ensure a sustainable future growth of the state and the nation as a whole.”

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