Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrives for the groundbreaking ceremony for the upgrading of Jalan Pesekutuan from Pekan town to Kampung Sungai Miang in Pekan April 15, 2018. — Bernama picPEKAN, April 15 — The success of Malaysia in getting positive projections in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth four times within only a year and four months from the World Bank shows that the country’s economy is on track to perform better.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak also described the success as a recognition because Malaysia was the only country globally to gain such projections in that short period.
“As the Barisan Nasional (BN) government under my leadership, we have developed concepts and philosophies of development as well as detailed strategies and planning to bring the country forward to become one of the most successful countries in the world someday.
“I believe the features and signs towards that goal can be see everywhere in the country, including the completion of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) earlier than scheduled with cost below the actual amount.
“The implementation of the East Coast Rail LIne (ECRL) will raise the growth rate by 1.5 per cent,” he said when launching the groundbreaking ceremony for the upgrading of Jalan Pesekutuan from Pekan town to Kampung Sungai Miang here today.
The event was also attended by Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) director-general Tan Sri Ahmad Zaki Ansore Mohd Yusof, Works Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Zohari Akob and Pahang Umno deputy chief Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Harun.
He said the BN government helmed by him not only looked at increasing the country’s revenue but was also inclusive in upholding the principle and philosophy of sharing the country’s wealth with the people as a whole.
“If the country’s revenue increases, we will help distribute it to the people, especially to those from the B40 and M40 groups in various forms of government assistance.
“This is a concept that I believe is very appropriate and correct to be upheld… trust that we are the government that always put the people first. We don’t make promises that we cannot fulfil,” he said.