Penang lines up 16 initiatives to drive growth towards 2030

GEORGE TOWN: The government has drawn up 16 strategic to attract investors and stakeholders to invest in the state in line with its Penang 2030 vision.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the strategic initiatives will the state’s economic growth, and enhance competitiveness and the people’s quality of life.

“Every initiative has four themes, divided according to the jurisdiction of the members involved.

“Among the initiatives highlighted are women’s development, community welfare, digital infrastructure improvement, tourism and culture, housing, and safer, smart and green technology,” he said at a press conference after attending a forum on Penang 2030 here today.

“Apart from accelerating industrial growth through development projects, the initiatives will also provide an opportunity for the public to participate in any government development plans in the state,” he added.

Chow said 16 members, including state executive councillors and members of the State Economic Planning Division, have been selected to lead the initiatives, based on their portfolios and experience.

“They were selected at the discretion of the chief minister, state secretary and top officials of the state government. The members must cooperate with the state executive council to achieve the objectives of the initiatives,” he added.

The forum, entitled “Penang 2030: A family-focused green and smart state that inspires the nation’”, was attended by 50 participants, comprising students, legal practitioners and college lecturers.

Besides Chow, other panel speakers were lawyer Joshua Kevin, Penang DAP Youth treasurer Benji Ang, and Pertubuhan Sihat Selalu chairman Dr Chong Ren Jye.

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