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THREE-YEAR TARGETS: new ground-breaking initiatives added to NKRAs
KUALA LUMPUR: THE Government Transformation Programme (GTP) 2.0 Roadmap will build upon the record-breaking successes of its first edition in all areas, including public transport, rural development and education.
The road map, which sets out targets for the next three years, will also implement new initiatives aimed at addressing current needs.
“The key conclusion that we arrived at when formulating the road map was to maintain, expand and add new ground-breaking initiatives to the achievements in the seven National Key Results Areas (NKRAs),” Minister in the
Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala said at the GTP Roadmap 2.0 Open Day here yesterday.
The GTP Roadmap 2.0 was formulated in a series of labs, held over six weeks in April and May, to identify key issues and new areas of growth within the seven NKRAs.
The seven NKRAs are reducing crime, fighting corruption, addressing the rising cost of living, improving rural development, raising living standards of low-income households, improving urban public transport and assuring
Under the education NKRA, Idris said the government would work to reduce the performance gap between urban and rural schools by 25 per cent.
“We will also introduce a new career package, which will fast track the progression of excellent teachers and encourage bright, young Malaysians to enter teaching.”
Idris, who is also chief executive officer of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), said plans were also under way to strengthen the independence of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) along with other measures under the fighting corruption NKRA.
"We will establish a full initiative that will allow authorities to act quickly after the publication of the auditor-general's performance and financial audit reports. This includes an action committee made up of the A-G, MACC, police and relevant enforcement agencies," Idris said.
As part of the rural development NKRA, a sustainable rural economy will also be developed under the umbrella of the 21st century village (21CV) programme.
The 21CV programme will include developing large-scale modern agricultural farms, upgrading eco or agro-tourism villages, enhancing the production of oil palm, rubber and sago plantations, and strengthening of cottage industries.
Idris also addressed the need for improvement in urban public transport and congestion problems in the Kuala Lumpur central business district.
"We will have Kuala Lumpur city bus links from major malls and tourist spots so that the public can get from one place to another within 15 minutes without the need to hail a taxi."
He said taxis, however, would remain part of the improving urban public transport NKRA.
"The centralised taxi service system (CTSS), for example, will allow people to receive feedback on the processing of complaints after they have lodged a report against errant taxi drivers."
About 8,000 people attended yesterday's event to review key initiatives, offer their feedback to Pemandu and participate in break-out sessions with lab leaders, who comprised top government officials.
Later, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also visited the GTP booths, accompanied by Idris and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.
The public can view the initiatives online at www.pemandu.gov.my/gtp and give their response at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two more open days will be held in Kuching on Aug 10 and Kota Kinabalu on Aug 14.