KOTA KINABALU, SABAH – The Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ) initiative is not a personal plan owned by the Chief Minister or the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) nor a plan exclusively for civil servants.
“SMJ is our road map for Sabah’s development and the slogan is on the state coat of arms which is the right and property of all Sabahans,” said Sabah Chief Minister Hajiji Noor.
He outlined three main thrusts before officiating the SMJ Roadmap here at Sabah International Convention Centre yesterday.
He said the three thrusts are acronyms of SMJ. S encompassing Sabah’s main income sources that are the tourism, agricultural, and industrial industries.
The letter M referred to human capital development and the general well being of Sabah’s peoples. J meanwhile referred to green (eco-friendly) infrastructure and sustainability networks.
“These thrusts are driven by five enablers namely fiscal sustainability, financial facilities, effective and efficient delivery, excellence in integrity and governance and digital government.”
This plan would move in line with the national development agenda under the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, a manifestation of the GRS’s commitments in the 16th State elections last year.
“To ensure the SMJ roadmap achieves its goals, every core and enabler would be supported by various initiatives…
“To date, a total of 584 initiatives covering 304 cores and 280 enablers were drafted for implementation early this year.
“The objectives of the SMJ plan are to build a united, peaceful and prosperous state and society, to optimize state resources and revenue, stimulate economic recovery, improve the people’s economy and improve human capital,” he said in his speech.