Bung Moktar: Poor infrastructure causes unemployment and poverty in Sabah

Bung Moktar (middle) said the provincial government is trying to hasten the completion of the Pan Borneo Highway. — Photo by Bernama

Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:29 MYT

Kota Kinabalu, August 14 — Infrastructure in Sabah remains at an inadequate level, making it difficult for the state government to attract large investors and create more job opportunities. state.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said that the completion of infrastructure projects, especially the construction of the Pan-Borneo Highway, is an important initiative to attract investors and further stimulate the economic development of the state. The government said it was sensitive.

“Some investors came to us (the state government) and invested billions of ringgit in Sabah, but it didn’t happen because of inadequate power and water supply, bad road conditions. .

“But we’re not going to let (the issue) continue. We’ll see how Sabah can be driven from other sides so we can reduce this setback,” he said last night here in the state. He told reporters after being in charge of Rebel’s rehabilitation aspirations program.

Bung Moktar, who is also the state Labor Minister, said Sabah has one of the highest unemployment and poverty rates when asked to comment on the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures.

He said the state government has asked the federal government to increase the number of highway construction project work packages for implementation next year in order to hasten the completion of the Pan-Borneo Highway.

“If we can achieve this in three years next year, this road will continue to improve, and of course we can also consider developing water resources and electric power.

Regarding the Renewal Aspirations Programme, Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar said efficient border control by the security forces and the Eastern Sabah State Security Forces (ESSCom) has succeeded in eradicating the problem of drug trafficking in particular. . Eastern Sabah.

Meanwhile, when asked about measures to deal with crocodile attacks in Sabah, particularly in his constituency, Bung Moktar said he was aware that attacks on humans by reptiles were becoming more prevalent. Stated.

“Perhaps they are facing food shortages and are starting to come out and prey on humans. You see so many eyes when you have a torch,” he said.

He said he was informed by the state’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment that anyone wishing to provide services for catching reptiles could submit an application to the ministry. Bung Moktar: Poor infrastructure causes unemployment and poverty in Sabah

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