Penang’s implementation of 210 initiatives and programmes during the five-year period following the launch of Penang 2030 Vision represents a 47 percent accomplishment rate.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow stated that going forward, the state government leadership would remain committed to ensuring that the Penang 2030 Vision is realised by maintaining the state’s dignity on the global stage through excellence.
As previously announced, the Penang 2030 Vision has four main themes supported by sixteen strategic Initiatives, and a total of 210 initiatives and programmes have been and are being implemented. They include efforts to accelerate digital transformation, build resilience, use data efficiently, focus more on meeting people’s needs, empower youth, women, and children communities, build global economic links for the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry, ensure public safety and health, attract talent, and promote gender inclusion.
He stated the ‘Penang 2030 Vision: A People-centric Smart and Green State That Inspires the Nation’ was launched on August 29, 2018, as a development master plan with four primary themes engaging Penang’s people.
Theme A increases liveability (affordable homes, welfare aid), Theme B improves the economy (to increase household income), Theme C empowers the people (more community participation), and Theme D invests in the physical environment (infrastructure, spatial planning).
He stated the state administration will pursue the Penang 2030 Vision in the remaining seven years.
“I am very confident that the state leadership will be able to do it, as was proven in the previous challenge of combating the COVID-19 pandemic with the support of all parties,” Chow said.