Abang Johari speaks at 'Bicara Naratif' at RTM Sunday night. Photo: Ramidi Subari

Roadmap to stimulate economy: Abang Johari

KUCHING: The Sarawak government will work out a strategic roadmap to stimulate the state’s economy affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the roadmap would help the state to recover and enhance its economy after the crisis ended. 

“The state has already laid out a 10-year roadmap for Sarawak to be one of the developed states in the country by 2030 and this is ongoing. 

“In these circumstances, we also need to recover our consumption and, at the same time, invest in strategic areas such as infrastructure development,” he said during the ‘Bicara Narafit’ show on Sarawak’s action plan against Covid-19 broadcast live on RTM on Sunday. 

Abang Johari said these investments on schools, roads, basic amenities, etc, would have a positive impact on the economy. 

He pointed out that the RM1.15 billion Sarawakku Sayang Special Aid Package was just a short-term measure to assist those highly affected by the virus. 

“Once the economy is enhanced, it will benefit every sector of the community in Sarawak after Covid-19,” he said. 

Abang Johari said these were among the proactive measures the state was taking and its policy was always putting Sarawak first. 

“We think of what is best for Sarawak, we must focus and look after ourselves first for the sake of our people. 

The chief minister said the state would disinfect the Covid-19 red zones areas in the state. 
“Several hotspots areas have been identified and I see there is a need to disinfect these places,” he said, adding that the virus could spread quickly in heavily populated areas.  

“Which is why it is very important for the public to stay at home during this movement control order (MCO) to contain the spread of the virus,” he said.