Create business friendly environment

Jaul delivering his opening speech.

KUCHING: State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion has urged Sarawak’s Public Administration Service (PANS) to act more proactively to create a business friendly environment.

He said this could be done by lessening  the red tapes and making quality criteria as well as  creating responsible and swift guidelines.

Jaul made the suggestion in his opening speech at the launch of the Good Responsive Regulations (GRP) Forum held virtually here on Thursday (Nov 11).

He said the forum, organised by Malaysian Productivity Corporation, was beneficial so that PANS could act more actively to create a business friendly environment.

“At the state level, the GRP have been utilised and implemented since 2018. The GRP policies can be used by all government agencies as one way or methodology to provide quality and transparent service, particularly in disseminating the regulatory acts.

“This can assist the industries to always be sensitive and to abide by the latest regulations,” he added.

The State Secretary pointed out that Sarawak’s economy recorded a moderate growth during the 11th Malaysia Plan period despite facing an uncertain global economic environment.

“The service and manufacturing sectors continue to be the main contributing factors to the economy here. 

“In general, all sectors must faced with several challenges which can affect our ability to reach a full potential as well as the challenges faced, especially in technology, competitiveness, marketing access and in administration,” he added.

Similarly, he said in order for the state to rise from the Covid-19 pandemic, a proactive action to accelerate the state’s economic growth and the people’s well-being was necessary.

“It’s been almost two years since we faced the Covid-19 pandemic and these are definitely the most challenging years for us, especially in Sarawak’s Public Administration Service.

“Therefore, Sarawak has launched a post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030 last July. Several strategies have been planned in this PCDS 2030 in order to achieve Sarawak’s aspiration to becoming a progressive state by 2030 that is based on data and innovation,” Jaul said.

“The results then can be enjoyed by everyone collectively besides ensuring a secure natural environment and an efficient economic prosperity,” he added.