Taib said that Sarawak will hopefully be developed in 2025-so if the hope come true he would not be around to witness it!In another word there is no hope to see Sarawak prosper as long as Taib is around. What a message to give on Gawai!
Keep abreast with progress, Taib tells Dayaks
Posted on June 1, 2011, Wednesday
KUCHING: Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud advised the Dayak community to discuss positively on how to find ways to develop the people so that they can keep abreast with the nation’s progress.
In conjunction with the Gawai Dayak today, he urged every tuai rumah (longhouse chief), community leaders, village Development and Safety Committee (JKKK) chairperson to take advantage of the celebration by holding talks with those who had returned to their longhouses and villages to celebrate Gawai to find ways and share ideas to develop the community.
“Programmes such as the Government Transformation Programme (GTP), Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), Entry Point Projects (EPPs), National Key Result Area (NKRA), National Key Economic Area (NKEA) are all established to aid the development of the people as the nation strives to achieve its Vision 2020 and transformation of the people into a high income society.
“With the 1Malaysia concept of ‘People First, Performance Now’ introduced by the government, all these would only benefit the people who are willing to meet to the nation’s call,” Taib said in his Gawai Dayak address to the people.
The statement was sent to the media yesterday through Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Alfred Jabu.
Taib added that the state and federal government were working very hard to introduce development programmes and transformation projects to develop the people.
The government is trying its best to ensure that the development of the rural people would be on par with its urban counterpart.
He also extended his advice to the civil service to always be well equipped and responsible in observing government policies so that all government transformation programmes would reach the people.
On the Native Customary Rights (NCR) land parameter survey currently conducted by the government, Taib said the exercise would bring benefits as it would determine the ownership of such plot and sizes to its rightful owner.
He advised NCR land owners to participate in NCR land development joint venture projects which would bring profit to its owners and their longhouses or villages.
“The government has established many development projects such as the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score), Halal Hub, promoting heavy and manufacturing industries among foreign investors, land development programme, rural growth centres, poverty eradication programmes and many more to help the people.
“All these would need high level of expertise, high education standard and good management skills. The establishment of more universities, vocational and technical institutes and research facilities were all created to emphasise on professional training and higher education among the locals,” he explained, adding that the younger generations must focus on education.
With increasing investment and development opportunities in the state, Taib stressed that no one should be left out and all must be able to enjoy economic growths.
Confident that Sarawak would become one of the richest and developed states in the country by 2025, Taib pointed out that all this would start from the determination and co-operation among the people to meet to government’s objective.
The chief minister concluded his message by saying “I wish you peace, harmony, stability and that we all prosper and progress. With utmost gratitude, I wish you all a Selamat Gawai Dayak.”