Two core principles, nine thrusts

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg showing the Post Covid-19 Exit Economic Strategy poster to the media at a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia in Petra Jaya, Kuching. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni


KUCHING: The state government is emphasising on two core principles to develop its economic, social and governance sectors post Covid-19.

These are digital economy and environmental sustainability which are outlined in the state’s economic exit plan following a review of development strategies in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said in the next ten years until 2030, the state’s major economic sectors would be developed based on the two core principles.

“To enhance our economic productivity and competitiveness, we will intensify our Digital Economy Agenda across all sectors of Sarawak’s economy.

“Hence, Data Centre plays a pivotal role in driving innovation in the digital application sphere,” he told the media here yesterday.

Abang Johari also predicted that sustainable environment would feature prominently in the state’s future development plan.

“We will ensure that Sarawak achieves a clean, healthy, and resilient environment for the current and future generations,” he said.

Meanwhile, the nine thrusts are Education and Human Capital Development; Renewable Energy; Data Centre and Innovations; Services; Tourism; Industrial Forest Plantation; Mining; Manufacturing and Commercial Agriculture.

“We have reviewed our development strategies under the 12th Malaysia Plan to recover from severe economic impact due to Covid-19.

“This is to ensure we remain resilient, adapt to the ‘new normal’ and promote future economic growth and development,” he said.