Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Rural Transformation Focus In 2012 Budget Will Complete National Plan

October 08, 2011 17:51 PM
Source: Bernama

IPOH, Oct 8 (Bernama) - Rural Transformation Programme (RTP), which is the main focus of the government in Budget 2012, will complete the transformation plan, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.

He said the RTP will complete the transformation plan announced previously, the Government Transformation Programme (GTP).

"Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) had previously established GTP, the economic transformation program, to put the country into a developed nation status.

"Budget 2012 presentation reflects his leadership philosophy by introducing 1Malaysia: People First, Performance Now," he told reporters after handing over a lot of land to 20 people in Jalan Datuk, Kampung Manjoi, here today.

In Budget 2012, RM1 billion has been allocated to implement RTP and over RM5 billion to upgrade basic infrastructure, and this includes building a network of 2,749 km of roads that will benefit 2.76 million rural residents.

Ahmad Husni said the RTP, when implemented, will bring huge benefits to the rural population in terms of infrastructure, the economy and jobs.

He is also Member of Parliament for Tambun, denied allegations that the 2012 Budget is "election budget".


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