Taib: Sarawak’s Dayaks to enjoy benefits of transformation plans
KUCHING, May 31 — The Dayak commmunity will benefit through their involvement in the government’s transformation programmes towards achieving a high-income economy by 2020, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, here, today.
He said all the transformation programmes mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak could be implemented without any hiccup if together the people preserved peace and stability in the country.
In his message in conjunction with the Gawai Dayak Festival celebration starting tomorrow, Taib (picture) said there were many opportunities available for the Dayaks to improve themselves through the transformation efforts.
He said the close relations between the state and federal governments had further boosted development in Sarawak.
“The people of Sarawak and I appreciate the visits by the prime minister and his deputy (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin), especially to the interior of Sarawak, to see for themselves the conditions there and approve allocations for development projects to be carried out..
“So, let’s all move together so that we don’t lose these new opportunities, and we should also be ready to compete using sophisticated skills and positive management,” he said.
According to him, the state government was intensifying training efforts to produce skilled and semi-skilled workers to fill the jobs available in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
“Sarawak’s future depends a lot on development in the SCORE area which has attracted investments worth over RM33 billion,” said Taib. — Bernama