IPOH (Bernama) – Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali paid a courtesy visit to Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu at Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan yesterday.
The PKR Deputy President arrived at Ahmad Faizal’s office on level two of the building at about 9.45am.
Mohamed Azmin spent about 30 minutes before attending an engagement session on the 12th Malaysia Plan formulation with the Perak government at the operations room on the ground floor of the building.
After the two-hour engagement session, Mohamed Azmin attended a gathering with about 500 civil servants at the Banquet Hall on the same floor.
In the afternoon, he was scheduled to attend a gathering with the Felcra Seberang Perak community at Dewan Besar of Felcra Bandar Seberang Perak.
Meanwhile, in a statement yesterday, the Economic Affairs Ministry said the engagement session was aimed at setting the direction for national development apart from getting views and proposals on Perak’s development for possible inclusion in the 12th Malaysia Plan (RMK12).
For Perak, the major economic growth areas identified with the potential to spur economic expansion included digital economy, tourism, new technologies and smart agriculture.
“Through these major growth areas, the government can concentrate its efforts on attracting investment and developing an ecosystem and value chain for driving the economy forward.
“The engagement session is a noble effort and starting point for many more discussions on the development of the country and Perak so that Malaysia can rise again to be the axis of the regional economy for the creation of shared prosperity for all the people,” the statement said.