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M'sian govt on track to becoming high-income nation: deputy PM

Publication Date : 13-05-2014


The Malaysian government is right on track to become a high-income nation by 2020 with its transformational programmes rolled out over the years.

Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the seven National Key Results Areas (NKRAs) in the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) were meeting their targets due to the planning and cooperation between the Govern­ment, the private sector and the people.

He said the NKRAs would not have achieved a success rate of 104% without cooperation from these three sectors, especially from the government officers.

“The most important aspect is the delivery system from the Govern­ment, thanks to committed officers who help implement the programmes and the response from the people in accepting them.

“We would not have been able to achieve such success without them,” he said at a press conference here after the launch of the GTP annual report by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak last night.

International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapha Mohamed said the results of the GTP proved that people were benefitting from the programmes.

“This is real and it is not something orchestrated. We need to keep on improving and sustaining our performance. We hope to do better so we need to pull up our socks and work harder,” he said.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan said he was confident the target to provide affordable housing over the next five years would be achieved.

At the launch, Najib said the gov­ernment had allocated 2.1 billion ringgit (US$648 million) for this year to build 133,000 affordable housing units by several agencies.

He also said at least one million affordable housing units would be constructed by 2018.


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