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Sarawak BN launches supplementary manifesto for GE13

KUCHING (April 17, 2013): The Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) today launched its supplementary manifesto in support of the national manifesto unveiled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak on Saturday.

In launching the manifesto, themed "A Promise of Hope, Secure Your Future With BN", Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said the State BN manifesto would explain to the masses how the state government was going to implement the national BN manifesto.

"We want to make sure the national manifesto is implemented in Sarawak's way but achieving the same kind of results," he said when launching the manifesto at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) head office.

Taib said the State BN had outlined five thrusts that they aimed to achieve, comprising good governance; transformation of the state economy; rural transformation; people's prosperity; and a sustainable environment.

"In continuing with the good governance, Sarawak has been given a "clean bill of health" by the Auditor-General for the last 10 consecutive years," said Taib, who is also PBB President.

In transforming the state economy, Taib said the BN would create more business opportunities for all communities through the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

He said SCORE, which would be driven by 10 trigger industries, would push up the state's gross domestic product (GDP) per capita income from RM37,287 recorded in 2010 to RM45,000 in 2020 and RM97,500 in 2030.

On rural transformation, he said, the Sarawak BN would continue to provide road networks, electricity coverage and water supply; improve healthcare services, educational and housing facilities; bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas; and improve socio-economic conditions through agricultural, entrepreneurship and poverty eradication programmes.

In preserving the BN's solidarity, the coalition would continue to increase the people's involvement to enhance unity within the multi-racial society, preserving the culture, heritage and harmony among all the races and ensuring the needs and welfare of the people would be met.

"We would continue to ensure the environment is protected and the development of our natural resources is sustainable," he added. – Bernama