29.1.08

Sabah Development Corridor (SDC)

Finally, the eagerly awaited and much anticipated Sabah Development Corridor was launched at the Sepanggar Container Port by our Prime Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today. Aside from the 'partially' working website (I can't even find the SDC logo okay!), the overview looks promising.

The SDC is a blueprint for the development of Sabah, a brainchild of the Prime Minister, which is very much similar to the recently launched Iskandar Development Region (IDR), Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), and the East Coast Economic Region (ECER). The program, or rather the initiative will span from 2007, up till 2025, 18 years. It encompasses every possible aspects; agriculture, tourism, transport, logistics, infrastructure, education, human capital, environment, industries and manufacturing.

Another political gimmick? Well, with the polls so near, who can avoid thinking that this is another tactic to get the votes. But, if the SDC is really well planned and well implemented, then the people of Sabah is sure to have an exciting future ahead.

The mindsets of some people though have to change first before we start to plan for such mega-ideas. The bloody politicians have to think of the people, before thinking about their already bulging pockets. We cannot have projects which take years to finish anymore. We do not have to import expertise from outside to develop the state. Who needs WCT, or Global Upline? Is there no contractors worth mentioning that comes from Sabah? Eradicate the illegal immigrants' (PATI) problem once and for all. Upgrade the public transport system. Give the people good basic infrastructures and necessities; roads, buildings, public toilets, etc.

Unless these so-called petty but 'so serious' issues are settled, then we can carry on dreaming about a better Sabah, even earlier than 2025. There are many other issues which I have not mentioned, but it will be a waste of my blog space if I mention them!

As I said, exciting days are here for the people. But if everybody is still with the same outlook, it will be a 'mega-failure' for SDC.

I'll be updating ezooone@seweng with the latest from SDC. Watch this space!

P/s: To the webmasters, please visit the IDR and NCER sites okay! Jangan bikin malu! First impression is important! Stop whining about how we are being left out by Federal lah, itu lah, ini lah...everything is up to us!

5 comments:

Murphy said...

u can find the SDC logo on the main page of Ministry of Tourism web site...
http://www.sabah.gov.my/mocet/

seweng said...

:) thanks murphy...

mangosteenskin said...

I don't even pay attention on the SDC things, but becuz of it they have my pic printed on yesterday's sabah times additional page and SDC pamplet. u would see me holding a cone jar with cultured plants inside it. Oh my old pic. put next to an orang utan's photo.

seweng said...

REALLY!!!wahhhh masuk paper la ko ni manggis...ekekeke

::alpha_angel:: said...

Good info. Nice work! *thumbs up*

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