In the works are employment attachment programmes with think tanks from other states, countries, and corporate bodies, as part of IDR’s human capital and capacity development. My hope is that as we grow and build IDR’s worth, the remarkable individuals that make up the organisation will also concomitantly develop their skills and knowledge. It is also in line with the state government’s effort of creating a pool of knowledgeable and skilled individuals for Perak’s advancement.
IDR has enhanced its capacity as a knowledge-driven organisation by building Perak Data, an integrated data management system to evaluate portfolio and performance. It is a Data-Driven Decision Making (DDDM) tool that link data across agencies to help in making transparent and accountable decision-making.
Sharing Ipoh as locals see it
SEVERAL interesting events have been lined up in conjunction with the launching of 22 Hale Street Heritage Gallery at Ipoh Old Town this weekend. Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah is expected to launch the gallery at the Jan 20 event organised by the state government and the gallery.
TNB using blended coal at Perak power plant
The introduction of blended coal for the Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station, which produces 20% of Peninsular Malaysia’s energy generation, would help secure coal supply for the power plant going forward. It was also in line with the growing trend among utilities to use blended coal to match power demand with the availability of coal supply.
Ipoh-Guangzhou flights to commence first quarter of 2019
Direct flights from Ipoh to Guangzhou in China are expected to operate latest by March this year. State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing said the technical part of the initiative was all ready.
Household Income In Perak: A Cause for Concern?
There are various indicators that measure economic well-being; some are more accurate than others in a given situation. While gross domestic products or GDP indicates the economic wellbeing of a country, household income is arguably an accurate tool to measure prosperity of communities in a given area.
Economic Growth in Perak
In the past, measuring economic growth was relatively simple. Economic growth referred to an increase in the amount of goods and services produced per head of the population over a period of time. However, as society progressed new challenges emerged which required a rethink of what economic growth actually is.
Inequality in Perak
Equality simply means that there should be no glaring differences in living standards, quality of life, or the well-being of the people. In ensuring inclusive growth for Perak, the benefits of economic growth must be felt by the masses and distributed equitably.