BN PROMISE IS NOT EMPTY TALK
The promise by the Barisan Nasional (BN) Government to bring continuous development to Sabah is not empty talk, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said.
The Rural Development Minister said only recently the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department channelled RM200 million in allocation to spur the development in the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC).
“On behalf of the people of Sabah, we are happy with the allocation as we are aware that there will be many development projects to be implemented in the SDC. “The amount is only part of what is needed to develop the SDC, which is a project stretched over 18 years,” he told reporters at the Chinese New Year open house organised by the Parti Bersatu Sabah at Sri Tanjung Hall, Sin Onn road here, yesterday.
Also present at the event were Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai and Local Government and Housing Assistant Minister Edward Yong Oi Fah. Earlier Pairin, who is PBS President, also attended similar event organised by the Kalabakan Umno.
Pairin was commenting on the announcement by the Sabah Development Office that the ICU had channelled RM200 million for the development of the SDC. Pairin said the Federal Government had been responsive to the development needs of the SDC and other development corridors in the country. “This shows that the Government is serious in developing the economic corridors throughout the country... it is far from mere empty talk,” he said.
He said as a leader, he would want to see more development project for the people. He also called on the people to participate actively in the implementation of development programmes by providing inputs to the Government.