Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Efficient delivery system will attract investors: CM
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the conducive environment in Sabah has attracted foreign direct investors (FDIs) to set up and start their business operations in the State. He said that among the FDIs were from India who took over the Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) pulp and paper mill in Sipitang and China who linked a joint venture agreement with the Sabah Economic Development Corporation (Sedco) to build a five-star hotel in the City. Speaking to the media after launching the State-level Quality Day celebration here yesterday, Musa also stressed the importance of an efficient delivery system in wooing FDIs to come and set up their business activities in Sabah. Developed nations were able to attract FDIs because they could render services efficiently to the investors, he said. With a greatly improved delivery system, Musa expressed his confidence that more FDIs would come and invest in the Sabah Development Corridor which will be launched in the near future. “In this regard, we hope the civil service will continue with the efforts of providing transparent, efficient and effective services,” he said, adding that the current standard of the delivery system in Sabah was among the issues raised at the recently concluded State Legislative Assembly sitting. In his speech earlier, Musa said various measures such as the Main Performance Indicator had been introduced by the State Government in ensuring efficiency of the delivery system in the various Government departments and agencies. He said the Government also set up the One Stop Agency and introduce the e -Government to overcome red tape in the civil service. In another development, DILL Group from the State Pharmacy Supply Centre and Kumpulan Jam Versi 2 from the Tuaran district hospital will represent Sabah at the national Works Quality Enhancement Convention later this year. State Secretary Datuk Sukarti Wakiman said the Rural Cooperative Development (KPD), State Computer Services Department, Sabah State Library, Yayasan Sabah, Tawau Health Department and Sabah Workers Cooperative and Affairs Department received the MS ISO 8001:2000 certification this year.