AIP needed to achieve Sarawak Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy outcomes

Jaul

KUCHING: An Action and Implementation Plan (AIP) will be developed to get the recently launched Sarawak Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) rolling, said State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion.

“The Sarawak civil service is committed to facilitate the implementation of the plan and provide necessary support to the government, the private sector and ordinary citizens.

“I believe we have the capacity and capability to implement the various initiatives, programmes and projects that have been planned.

“With the strategic direction in place, Sarawak and its people will witness and experience robust development that will elevate the socio-economic well-being of the people with more access to economic opportunities,” he said.

Jaul said the AIP is an important exercise to provide a very definite guide for agencies, and future heads of agencies in implementing PCDS.

“This is to detail out the important action steps, which are required to achieve the key outcomes identified in PCDS,” he said at its launch on Thursday.

He said the state now is currently in a testing time due to Covid-19 which caused sufferings across the globe where workers are displaced, the mobility of people is severely restricted, and businesses are seriously interrupted.

“Global and national economies are suffering from contraction and recessionary pressures. Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equitable, inclusive and sustainable economy and society.

“To put on record, we have engaged and collaborated with more than 1,000 stakeholders from 250 organisations, both public and private sectors involving 20,000 man hours. It has been an arduous journey,” he said.