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Sarawak launches Post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030

Abang Johari speaking during the state level Youth Day celebration at the Asajaya Sports Complex on December 5, last year.

KUCHING (July 22): Sarawak has launched its Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030, aspiring to be a thriving society driven by data and innovation to enjoy economic prosperity, social inclusivity and sustainable environment.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who launched the PCDS 2030 in conjunction with Sarawak Day 2021, said Sarawak needs to double the size of the economy from RM136 billion in 2019 to RM282 billion in 2030.

“To achieve this target, Sarawak economy needs to grow on average six to eight per cent per annum until 2030. Inclusive society means that all Sarawakians will have equal opportunities to participate in the state’s overall development and enjoy equitable distribution of wealth through jobs and business opportunities.

“Environmental sustainability is an integral part of Sarawak development initiatives. This is to ensure a clean and healthy environment for current and future generations.

“Moving forward, Sarawak will innovate using data to increase productivity, develop high value products, improve safety of our people and assets as well as enhance environmental conservation efforts,” he said.

Abang Johari said the core objectives of the PCDS 2030 are to change the economic structure, to modernise and increase efficiency, to increase household income to gross domestic product (GDP) share and to place environmental sustainability in the state’s recovery efforts and long-term economic growth.

He said the PCDS 2030 comes with seven strategic thrusts, and is anchored on six economic sectors as the main engines of growth, which will be supported by seven enablers.

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