Published: Wednesday February 27, 2013 MYT 1:54:00 PM
Updated: Friday March 1, 2013 MYT 12:02:57 PM
Penang seeks national feedback for 10-year improvement plan
By TASHNY SUKUMARAN
KUALA LUMPUR: The Penang state government, in conjunction with Penang Institute, will launch a state improvement framework in Kuala Lumpur to gain feedback from stakeholders beyond Penang.
The Penang Paradigm, a 10-year plan which addresses the components of a balanced society, is dedicated to making Penang the top state in Malaysia by 2023.
"We believe that the key policies proposed for Penang are also applicable to the rest of Malaysia," said Penang Institute chief executive officer and DAP deputy national publicity secretary Zairil Khir Johari, speaking for Penang Chief Minister and Penang Institute chairman Lim Guan Eng, at a press conference here Wednesday.
"For this reason, we have decided to launch the Penang Paradigm in Kuala Lumpur, not only to share our development plan but also to gather feedback from other stakeholders beyond our state in order to improve the plan."
The plan seeks to restore economic dynamism to the state, as well as upgrade its livability and sustain its natural environment, Zairil said, adding that the plan would be officially launched in Kuala Lumpur within a fortnight.
Among the roadmap's promises are reduced traffic, a minimum household income of RM770 a month, and more high-yield tourism.