‘Safeguard S’wak as vital investment destination’


 

BINTULU: The future of Sarawak depends a great deal on how far the people can assist the government in safeguarding the reputation of the state as a good investment destination.

Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who stressed this Sunday night, said as long as there was trust and confidence that Sarawak was truly the best place for investment, investors would continue bringing in more money.

“We have to remember that it is not only the responsibility of the government to maintain our reputation. Each and every one of us must also shoulder this responsibility.

“Our future rests on the investors,” he said.

The chief minister was officiating at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House at Medan Niaga SEDC Jepak.

The event was jointly organised by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Jepak branch, Bintulu Islamic Charitable Trust Board and Bintulu Administration.

He said the rakyat should not allow a few people in their midst to destroy the image and reputation of the state and Malaysia as a good investment centre.

He said if investments failed to come in, the employment opportunities for the younger generation would be curtailed.

“We also expect members of the opposition parties to be wary of the need not to tarnish the good image of the state and country,” he said, adding: “Look after Sarawak as an attractive investment destination.

Taib pointed out that investments from outside the state would be the catalyst for the developments envisaged in Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

He reiterated that SCORE would bring Sarawak to greater heights within the next 20 years, adding that to date SCORE had attracted some 30 billion in investment.

On another matter, the chief minister said the state government was studying the possibility of building a new port in Samalaju Industrial Estate (SIE) which was important to cater to needs of the future industries in the area.

On a project to raise funds for an orphanage here, he said he would try to get another RM500,000 in addition to the RM500,000 collected by the committee headed by Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip.

“This is an effort of the Muslims, but we also care for the non-Muslim orphans, and this is our way in Sarawak.

“People who face misfortune have nowhere to turn to except to look for help from others, so we will increase our capacity to help. We will help anybody who needs help.

“We will together find the source and I think this year we can raise RM1 million, next year probably another RM1 million,” he added.

 

Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who stressed this Sunday night, said as long as there was trust and confidence that Sarawak was truly the best place for investment, investors would continue bringing in more money.

“We have to remember that it is not only the responsibility of the government to maintain our reputation. Each and every one of us must also shoulder this responsibility.

“Our future rests on the investors,” he said.

The chief minister was officiating at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House at Medan Niaga SEDC Jepak.

The event was jointly organised by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Jepak branch, Bintulu Islamic Charitable Trust Board and Bintulu Administration.

He said the rakyat should not allow a few people in their midst to destroy the image and reputation of the state and Malaysia as a good investment centre.

He said if investments failed to come in, the employment opportunities for the younger generation would be curtailed.

“We also expect members of the opposition parties to be wary of the need not to tarnish the good image of the state and country,” he said, adding: “Look after Sarawak as an attractive investment destination.

Taib pointed out that investments from outside the state would be the catalyst for the developments envisaged in Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

He reiterated that SCORE would bring Sarawak to greater heights within the next 20 years, adding that to date SCORE had attracted some 30 billion in investment.

On another matter, the chief minister said the state government was studying the possibility of building a new port in Samalaju Industrial Estate (SIE) which was important to cater to needs of the future industries in the area.

On a project to raise funds for an orphanage here, he said he would try to get another RM500,000 in addition to the RM500,000 collected by the committee headed by Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip.

“This is an effort of the Muslims, but we also care for the non-Muslim orphans, and this is our way in Sarawak.

“People who face misfortune have nowhere to turn to except to look for help from others, so we will increase our capacity to help. We will help anybody who needs help.

“We will together find the source and I think this year we can raise RM1 million, next year probably another RM1 million,” he added.

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