Revised allocation to accelerate devt: CM
The revised allocation under the Mid-Term Review of the Ninth Malaysia Plan would accelerate implementation of projects for development in Sabah and Sarawak, said Musa Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman. “However it must be stressed over and over again, how important it is for the allocation to be channelled and utilised efficiently so that the projects and programmes for the people can be implemented as quickly as possible,” he said in a statement here yesterday In welcoming Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s announcement on Thursday on the RM13.5 billion allocation to develop rural education, Musa said the allocation would boost efforts to uplift the level of education in the two States. “In Sabah, there is still a lot to be done where education is concerned, especially in rural areas which still lack infrastructure, learning tools and quality teachers. “Aside from efforts in narrowing the gap on education between the rural and urban -schools, Sabah will also be getting another RM1 billion for accelerated development,” he said.