Australian Invited To Take Part In Transformation Plan
PUTRA JAYA, Nov 1 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today invited Australia to be a key participant of the plan to transform Malaysia into a developed high income economy by the year 2020.
Like Australia which weathered the storm of the global financial crisis last year, Malaysia is emerging slowly from the crisis and seeks to fast track growth through several programmes, he said.
These include the Government Transformation Programme, the Economic Transformation Programme, the Tenth Malaysia Plan and the National Key Economic Areas programme.
“Here, we welcome Australia to be a key participant of our plan to transform the country into a developed high income economy by the year 2020, Najib said at a luncheon for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Seri Perdana here. His speech was read out by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Also present was the Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Najib said: “I am especially excited that the Economic Transformation Programme is well underway with the participation of several private companies, some foreign-based, in projects worth about US$10 billion in the areas of energy, retail, hospitality and education.”