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Highlights Of PM's Speech On The 9MP In Parliament
From Bernama of March 31, 2006
KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 (Bernama) -- The following are the highlights of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's speech in Parliament when tabling the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) in the Dewan Rakyat Friday.
The government has formulated and will implement the National Mission for the period 2006-2020, a framework for the national development agenda, which outlines the key strategies to be taken for the next 15 years to realise the Vision 2020.
The National Mission has five thrusts:
The Ninth Malaysia Plan 2006-2010 will be implemented towards achieving greater success to build a civilisation that will elevate the nation's dignity.
- To raise the value add of the national economy;
- To raise the country's capacity for knowledge, creativity and innovation and nurture "first class mentality";
- To address persistent socio-economic inequalities constructively and productively;
- To improve the standard and sustainability of the quality of life; and
- To strengthen the institutional and implementation capacity of the country.
During the 9MP, the country's total trade is expected to surpass the RM1 trillion mark for the first time.
- Universiti Darul Iman in Terengganu and Universiti Darul Naim in Kelantan will be built.
- RM1.15 billion has been allocated to improve facilities in rural schools, especially in Sabah and Sarawak.
- A total of 180 primary schools, 229 secondary schools and residential schools will be built under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.
- Six per cent per annum Gross Domestic Product growth targeted
- Per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to increase by an average 5.9 per cent a year touching RM23,573 in 2010 while per capital GDP in terms of purchasing power parity is expected to rise to US$13,878 in 2010.
- RM690 million allocated to build teachers' quarters, nearly half of it for teachers' quarters in rural areas.
- RM1.51 billion allocated for school computerisation programme while RM284 million for smart school programme.
- By 2010, Malaysia targets 24.6 million tourist arrivals a year.
- "New Agriculture" programme will be developed covering big-scale commercial estates, ICT applications and high value-added activities.
- RM11.4 billion allocated for agriculture sector.
- Second Penang Bridge will be built to stimulate growth in Penang, Kedah and northern Perak.
- New regional development authorities will be established in Sabah and Sarawak to develop interior areas and rural growth centres.
- RM1.2 billion allocated to improve water supply to rural areas, RM1 billion for rural electricity supply, RM2.7 billion for rural road construction and RM900 million to build village roads.
- Government targets at least 30 per cent Bumiputera equity ownership by 2020.
- Efforts will be made to increase equity ownership of Indians to three per cent by 2020.
- A national commission will be set up to oversee public transport while a specific commission will be established for the Klang Valley.
- An integrated transport terminal will be built in Gombak and in Bandar Tasik Selatan as a transit hub to Kuala Lumpur.
- A monorail system will be built in Penang and a East-Link highway dispersal system will be built in Johor.
- An inter-state raw water supply project from Pahang to Selangor will be implemented.
- RM4 billion will be spent for flood mitigation project.
- 43,800 low-cost houses will be built under the Public Housing Project programme.
- Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad will build 29,000 low-cost and medium low-cost houses.
- The government proposes to set up two national implementation action bodies. One to monitor implementation of Ninth Malaysia Plan projects and the other to monitor the new generation of the Bumiputera Commercial and Industrial Community programme chaired by the prime minister.
- The National Economic Action Council will be revamped to focus on programme and project implementation and effective delivery system.
- A public-private sector action committee will be set up to propose amendments to related rules and regulations.
- The federal government will allocate RM200 billion for development expenditure to realise the National Mission under the ninth plan.
- Projects worth RM2O billion will be implemented through the private financing initiative.
- The private sector must be the driver of economic growth and the public sector as the facilitator and provider of socio-economic facilities.
- The prime minister, assisted by the deputy prime minister, will head a committee at the highest level to monitor Ninth Malaysia Plan projects and programmes.
- The Economic Planning Unit and Implementation Coordination Unit in the Prime Minister's Department are responsible in ensuring programmes implemented are in line with the development thrust and achieve the desired objectives.