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Penampang Development Plan 2024-2035 draft presented at the JTPD meeting

20 November 2023

By Nabalu News Journalist

PENAMPANG: The Penampang Development Plan 2024-2035 draft was presented at the Penampang District Development Action Committee (JTPD) meeting held here today.

Penampang Member of Parliament Datuk Ewon Benedick stated that the plan encompasses six development principles, namely availability of basic facilities, socio-economic prosperity, technology and innovation, excellence in governance, environmental sustainability, and arts, culture, and heritage.

"The development strategy in this plan includes the establishment of a major business center, local economic generation, the development of settlements and happy communities, a clean and green environment, as well as effective and efficient governance.

"Through this plan, proposed development projects are also outlined. As a Member of Parliament, I want to make this document an input for the preparation of government development plans at the state and federal levels," he said.

Ewon, who is also the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives, emphasised that the potential for Penampang's development should be realised as a prosperous, sustainable, dynamic, happy, and environmentally friendly area.

"This plan was produced through research and stakeholder engagement with various stakeholders and residents in the Penampang Parliamentary constituency for a period of six months, conducted by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Sabah, using the allocation provided by me as the Member of Parliament for Penampang."

This plan is expected to be launched by the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) during his working visit to the Penampang district on December 7, 2023. I will take proactive steps to ensure the success of the development plans outlined in this plan," he said.

The JTPD meeting was chaired by Penampang District Officer Francis Chong and was also attended by Kepayan assemblywoman Jannie Lasimbang.

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