Posted: 20 Jan 2012 11:44 PM PST
2012 Chinese New Year Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng On
Putting Penang First – The RM500 Million Affordable Housing Fund, The RM8 Billion Road Projects And Transforming Penang's Civil Service That Is Competent, Accountable and Transparent Will Help Make Penang Cleaner, Greener & Safer.
The year of the water dragon holds much promise of making Penang cleaner, greener and safer, which is essential to Penang's long-term vision of an international and intelligent state. To succeed the state government must retain the rakyat's faith in our ability and will as well as encourage their unique spirit of creativity and innovation.
Penang's unique spirit of creativity and innovation can be retained so long as Penangites maintains its faith in the government. Retaining the rakyat's faith is more about our ability and will to choose the best that can deliver and execute. It is much more about believing in common values of freedom, the rule of law, human dignity and democracy. It is about sharing the commitment of always putting Penang first over our own private interests.
There is a certain confidence in Penang, born of optimism and past achievement in our ability and will to choose the best. Penang has
More important than these achievements, is the optimism in the future stemming from proving that a clean, competent, accountable and transparent can also work and succeed in Malaysia. Open tenders, public declaration of assets and public disclosure of government contracts has brought about confidence and optimism resulting in praise from Transparency Internantional as well as record levels of foreign investments and tourists.
These improvements are meaningful when achieved with respect for each other as well as the institutions of freedom, rule of law and
However, present achievements are no guarantees for future success. Future success is only guaranteed when both the rakyat the state government is committed to putting Penang first over any private interests. Putting Penang first requires proof that prosperity is
To ensure that the civil service performs well by serving the rakyat with quality, good governance of competency, accountability and
To deal with housing needs of the lower-income groups, the Penang state government has set up the largest affordable housing fund of any state government amounting to RM500 million. To deal with the traffic congestion caused by the sudden surge of investors and tourists, the government has outlined short-term, medium-term and long term plans of road infrastructure projects amounting to nearly RM8 billion.
Putting Penang First – the RM500 million Affordable Housing Fund, the RM8 billion road projects and transforming Penang's civil service that is competent, accountable and transparent will help make Penang Cleaner, Greener & Safer.
为了解决低收入群体的房屋需求，槟州政府已经 成立比其它任何州属还大的可负担房屋基金， 价值为5亿令吉。为了解决投资者及游客突然涌入而导致的交通阻塞，槟州政府已经拟定短期、中期及长期计划，开展近80亿令吉的道路建设计划。
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