BN serious in fulfilling promises, says Pairin
TAWAU, Feb 2 (The Borneo Post) -- The
promise by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government to bring
continuous development to Sabah is not empty talk, Deputy
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said.
The Rural Development Minister said only recently the Implementation
Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department
channelled a RM200 million in allocation to spur the development
in the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC).
“On behalf of the people of Sabah, we are happy with the
allocation as we are aware that there will be many development
projects to be implemented in the SDC. The amount is only
part of what is needed to develop the SDC, which is a project
stretched over 18 years,” he told reporters at the Chinese
New Year open house organised by the Parti Bersatu Sabah.
Earlier Pairin, who is PBS president, also attended similar
event organised by the Kalabakan Umno.
Pairin was commenting on the announcement by the Sabah
Development Office that the ICU had channelled RM200 million
for the development of the SDC.
Pairin said the federal government had been responsive
to the development needs of the SDC and other development
corridors in the country.
“This shows that the government is serious in developing
the economic corridors throughout the country… it is far
from mere empty talk,” he said. He said as a leader, he
would want to see more development project for the people.
He also called on the people to participate actively in
the implementation of development programmes by providing
inputs to the government.