ABCD Approach for Rural Development


SHAH ALAM, July 8: A detailed plan for the development of rural areas and improving the income of rural communities will be presented in the Selangor Budget 2014 this November.

Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the State Government is using the ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) approach for the framework for rural development.

Currently, the State Economic Planning Unit is conducting workshops for village chiefs and chiefs of traditional villages to get feedback and to identify the assets in their community which can be developed.

The State Government will provide appropriate infrastructure in rural areas to achieve the objectives of the development.

“We will invite experts from countries such as Chile and Bangladesh to share their experiences,” he said in his speech at the Selangor State Assembly sitting.

He said this when answering about the ‘Go Rural’ proposal brought up by the Assemblyman of Kampung Tuanku, Lau Weng San.

The motion urges the State Government to plan the short term and long term development to develop the infrastructure and economy in rural areas.

Previously, Abdul Khalid announces that the second term of the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat administration will be focused on the development of rural areas so that rural communities will experience life equal to that of urban communities.

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