Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021
Budget 2021
08/11/2020 04:21 PM

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 8 -- Budget 2021 which was tabled on Friday is poised to play an important role in rehabilitating and strengthening the people's socio-economic level in Sabah in post COVID-19 pandemic next year.

State Community Development and People’s Well-being Minister, Shahelmy Yahya said it could be seen as the budget focused on vulnerable groups to assist them face the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said through the budget, the economy of the state and country would be more effectively developed to raise the socio-economic position of the people.

“Various allocations for traders, youths and women such as  Additional Prihatin Grants for traders, drivers of taxi, cab and e-hailing as well as tour guides in Sabah would be helpful,” he told Bernama.

On Friday, Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz tabled Budget 2021 in Dewan Rakyat with the theme  'Resilient as One, Together We Triumph involving allocations amounting to RM322.5 billion.

Meanwhile,  State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Jafry Ariffin said Sabahans involved in tourism were among the hardest hit in the COVID-19 pandemic as there were no arrival of domestic or foreign tourists to the state.

“Before this, stalls were busy with tourists, now they are merely part of the decoration at tourist destinations and therefore the Additional Prihatin Special Grant would bring some relief to them,” he said.

He said with an allocation of RM50 million to maintain  and restore tourism facilities nationwide, tourism infrastructure such as the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok and Turtle Island park in Sandakan would be improved to attract more tourists.

-- BERNAMA

 

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