Johor to focus on key areas
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin has outlined six key areas to focus on in the state governmentâs strategy for the âNew Decade of Johorâ development programme.
He said the initiative would look at improvements to infrastructure; economy; governance; developÂment of thinking, talent and skills; ensuring a sustainable environÂment and preserving culture and religion; and the well-being and safety of the people in the next decade.
He said Johor should have 21st century infrastructure as it cannot leave behind outdated 19th century facilities for the future generation, and cited the KL-JB-Singapore High Speed Rail project as one which would be ready in the next 10 years.Datuk Se ri Mohamed Khaled Nordin
âJohorâs economy will soon be based on a data-driven digital eco-system, and we will explore and excel in the digital and creative economy without neglecting the traditional economic sectors,â said Mohamed Khaled when referring to the second focus area while delivering his message for 2018 to various parties including civil servants and non-governmental organisations here.
He said the current governance system was also outdated, and had to be overhauled to be more in line with the needs of the future.
Referring to the fourth area of focus, the mentri besar said the state government would ensure youths receive proper education, and each family have at least one graduate or someone who is highly skilled.
âThe âNew Decade of Johorâ will ensure culture and religion will never be overlooked, and in the context of the development of values and morals and environment sustainability, it has always been a benchmark for every deve lopment project,â he said of the fifth focus.
On the final area of focus, Mohamed Khaled said the government would ensure that in the next 10 years, Johor would have a strong family institution, less social ills, lower crime index and the narrowest quality of life gap between rural and urban areas in the country. â" BernamaRelated NewsSource: Google News