THE Penang government officially launched its Three-Year Achievement Report Card today.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the report card was based on the state’s administration performance from May 2018 to September 2021.
“This is the first time we are launching such a report card for the public.
“The main objective is to ensure that the state government is on the right track to bring Penang to greater heights.
“It also serves to reflect the state’s actual achievements and its commitment to achieve the Penang2030 vision (of A Family-Focused, Green and Smart State that Inspires the Nation).
“This ‘Three-Year Achievement Report Card’ might not be perfect, but it is our first step towards accountability to all Penangites,” Chow said in his speech when launching the report card at The Top Komtar today.
Also present were Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Minister II Prof Dr P. Ramasamy and State Secretary Datuk Dr Ahmad Jailani Muhamed Yunus.
According to Chow, the infographic type of report card makes it easier for the people to view and understand.
“This infographic report card provides information regarding various projects and programmes initiated by the state government between 2018 and 2021.
“This includes housing initiatives, climate change resilience, economy, technology, digitalisation, family, youth empowerment and gender equality.
“I also would like to thank all state executive councillors, state agencies and state public servants for their contributions to make all the above achievements possible,” he said.
In his speech, Chow also said the state government aimed to accelerate the Penang2030 vision based on three main initiatives.
“They are the ‘Place-making Initiatives’, ‘Community Building Initiatives’ and ‘Industry Engagement Initiatives’.
“Through the Place-making Initiatives, we want to create a creative digital innovation hub that will be a catalyst to the K-Economy (knowledge economy) of the future.
“Thus, we are working very closely to identify key potential areas to be turned into the Creative Digital District (CD2) or CD Square, which will provide the catalyst for the state’s economic development, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and enhancement of knowledge,” he added.
For the Community Building Initiatives, Chow said public cooperation is needed to empower the community in the state.
“Thus, community leaders need to establish close cooperation with government-linked companies (GLCs) to organise various community programmes.
“Meanwhile, for the Industry Engagement Initiatives, the involvement of the state government, the public and the private sector is crucial as it will create a more developed, sustainable and capable ecosystem to expand our investment base, especially during the post-pandemic area,” added Chow.
For more information about the Penang government’s Three-Year Achievement Report Card, visit https://penang2030.com/.
Speaking to reporters after that, Chow said the overall performance of the state government during this three-year period is at 75 percent in terms of the projects and programmes implementation.
“Apart from the report card, the state government will also provide a dashboard through the Penang2030 website to directly display the current progress of projects and programmes implemented in the state to enable the people to provide feedback,” he said.
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