Stress Equitable Development To Narrow Economic Gap In ASEAN: Najib

Stress Equitable Development To Narrow Economic Gap In ASEAN: Najib
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a more equitable development must be emphasised in efforts to narrow the economic gap among ASEAN member countries.

He said such efforts would be more effective with the willingness of the private sector, especially business players and financial institutions, to invest in infrastructure development in those countries.

“Infrastructure is the key part, we need to generate more capital for that. We have got some signals from different sources who have expressed their interest in funding infrastructure development.

“I would like to see that (the investment) going to some of the countries that are under-funded in terms of infrastructure,” he said during a question and answer session at the Asean CAP10 CEO Summit here today.

The prime minister, interviewed by former Asean Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan, was responding to a question on how ‘money people’ could help in bridging the development gap in ASEAN countries, in order to create a more conducive business environment and thus form a unified ASEAN community.

— BERNAMA

 

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