Thursday, September 28

UNDP M’sia plans three major projects in Sabah


Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie Apdal yesterday received a courtesy call from Niloy Banerjee, UNDP Resident Representative of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei at his office. Shafie (second right) posing with Niloy (third right) and delegation.

KOTA KINABALU: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malaysia is planning three major projects to be implemented in the next four years in Sabah, said its Resident Representative Niloy Banerjee.

He said it would involve three major areas namely biodiversity and wildlife conservation; poverty; and job programmes and development of green city areas.

“We are trying to bring all UNDP expertise into some local areas in Sabah,” he told reporters after paying a courtesy call on Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal at the Sabah State Administration Centre, here yesterday.

Niloy said the projects would involve a fund of about USD15 million to USD16 million, mainly for the implementation of wildlife conservation, biodiversity protection and also community programmes.

Regarding the meeting with Mohd Shafie, Niloy said UNDP looked forward to working with the Sabah government.

“It’s an exciting time for us in UNDP to work with the Sabah government and its people,” he added.