12MP Mid-Term Review continues to prioritise development in Sabah state: Hajiji

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah government ministries and agencies have to extend their full cooperation to federal agencies implementing development projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) Mid-Term Review, said state Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

"Sabah welcomes the unity government's 12MP Mid-Term Review (MTR) themed "Malaysia Madani: Sustainable, Prosperous, High Income" tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Parliament today.

"The State Government is glad to note that the Federal Government continues to prioritise the development in Sabah through various projects and new initiatives in the middle part of the 12MP," he said in a statement.

The Chief Minister said cooperation from all state ministries and agencies is needed to ensure new projects earmarked under the MTR and all those under the 12MP in Sabah would be completed according to schedule.

Hajiji said Sabah is all set to ensure the long-term resilience of the energy industry through the Sabah Energy Roadmap and Masterplan 2040, which will be launched soon.

Tabling the 12MP MTR, the Prime Minister had said the Federal government would hand over full regulatory power on gas and electricity supply to Sabah by January next year.

Besides that, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had also said a new project to build a renewable energy system and to upgrade the power supply grid at Gugusan Felda Sahabat, Lahad Datu, costing RM195 million, would be implemented, benefiting not only the people in Sabah but also the Eastern Sabah Security Command Centre (Esscom).

The Federal Government would also implement more projects to refurbish dilapidated schools in Sabah.

Apart from that, other plans include providing an equal healthcare system in East Malaysia, a Public Health Laboratory and Food Quality and Safety Laboratory which would be built in Kuching, Sarawak.

There are also 11 new transport and logistics projects that have been introduced to ensure sustainable and resilient national infrastructure development, including constructing the Pan Borneo Highway Sabah Phase 1B.

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