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Highlights of BN Manifesto for General Election 13 2013

Highlights of BN Manifesto for General Election 13 2013

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Manifesto Barisan Nasional
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Highlights of BN manifesto (Updated)
Posted on 6 April 2013 - 09:20pm
Last updated on 6 April 2013 - 09:46pm
 
KUALA LUMPUR (April 6, 2013)
: Following are the highlights of the Barisan Nasional (BN)manifesto launched by Prime Minister and BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak at thePutra Stadium in Bukit Jalil tonight. The manifesto, themed
'A Promise of Hope'
, containsthe coalition's pledges designed to lift the country to new heights if given a fresh mandate inthe upcoming 13th general election:
1. Easing the Cost of Living:
 
Increasing BR1M up to RM1,200 for households and RM600 for singles whilemaintaining it on an annual basis
Increasing 1Malaysia Book Vouchers to RM300 and Schooling Aid to RM150.
Revamping the National Automotive Policy to gradually reduce car prices by 20 to 30per cent and increasing the competitiveness of the national cars
Increasing the number of Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia
Introducing 1Malaysia products in petrol stations and hypermarkets
Opening Klinik 1Malaysia in high-density housing communities
Setting up more 1Malaysia Daycare Centres for working parents
Lowering broadband fees by at least 20 per cent with guaranteed bandwidth
Introducing 1Country 1Price policy for essential goods
Introducing more 1Malaysia products driven by GLCs and the private sector 
2. Uplifting Urban Well-being:
 
Restructuring the government, including setting up a new ministry to reflect thepronounced urban shift in the country's demographic pattern and address urbaneconomic and social challenges
Increasing representation of members of the NGOs and civil society in localgovernment
Rehabilitating low-cost houses and flats in the cities
Undertaking the maintenance of public housing infrastructure
Providing quality public housing catering specifically for the younger generation of jobseekers
*Providing recreational areas and facilities to enhance the quality of life in urbancentres
*Ensuring sufficient educational, training and health services and facilities
 
*Improving the transportation links between urban centres and their outlying areas
Opening more Anjung Singgah shelters (temporary shelters for the homeless) in highdemand areas
3. Access to Quality Health Services:
 
Developing a national system that will provide every Malaysian with access to qualityhealthcare
Establishing a Heart Centre and Cancer Centre in major hospitals in every zone -North, South, East & West Peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak
Providing public facilities for dialysis treatment in every high-density area
Introducing a card-carrying system for Malaysians with special needs to provide for discounted prices of specific medications
Introducing a support system for palliative home care for the aged and terminally ill
4. Towards Greater Efficiency in Public Transportation:
 
Expanding the Rapid Bus System to every state capital, complete with facilities for the aged and disabled
The continued expansion of the MRT, LRT and Commuter rail systems
Building integrated bus, rail and taxi terminals in all towns and cities - Re-routing busroutes to ensure more efficient and accessible services for the rakyat
Increasing individual taxi permits
Implementing the national high speed rail network and expanding the double trackingrailway system
5. World Class Infrastructure Development and Rural Transformation
The rapid expansion of the North-South Expressway with more lanes and exit points
Building a 2,300-km Pan Borneo Highway stretching from Semantan, Sarawak, toSerudung, Sabah
Extending the East Coast Highway from Kuala Krai-Kota Baharu & Gambang-Segamat
Constructing a new West Coast Highway from Banting to Taiping
The gradual reduction of intra-city tolls
Implementing the 21st Century Village concept to spur rural transformation and bringthe rural community into the mainstream of development
Building another 6,300km of paved roads in peninsular Malaysia, 2,500km in Sabahand 2,800km in Sarawak to benefit an estimated 3.3 million people
 
Solving the treated water supply problem in Selangor, the Federal Territory andKelantan
Extending the supply of clean water to another 320,000 homes throughout thecountry
Expanding electricity supply to another 6,000 homes in the peninsula, 60,000 inSabah and 80,000 in Sarawak
Compelling service providers to ensure quality mobile phone services and reliablewireless access coverage throughout the country
6. Strengthening Women's Participation:
Increasing the number of women participating in national decision-making
Promoting gender equality to maximise the potential of Malaysians in all fields,regardless of gender 
Providing more business and income-generating opportunities for women to providethem a greater sense of independence
Creating more incentives for work-from-home initiatives, with greater emphasis onsingle mothers
Opening 1Malaysia Daycare Centres in all GLCs and government offices andencouraging the private sector to do the same
Tightening laws to prevent incidents of sexual abuse and harassment in homes andin the workplace
7. Building a Resilient, Dynamic and Innovative Economy:
Attracting RM1.3 trillion worth of investments and creating 3.3 million new jobs, of which 2 million will be in high income sectors
Building towards achieving per capita income of USD$15,000 (RM45,000) by 2020
Providing special incentives for innovative and creative ventures to generate morewealth and jobs
Implementing policies that are fair and equitable to all races in Malaysia includingpro-growth policies, greater participation of the private sector & development of thecapital market
Enhancing the effectiveness of the bumiputera agenda, including bumiputeras inSabah & Sarawak, by providing business opportunities, a stronger eco-system (e.g.training & credit facilities) and institutional support
Working with state governments to allocate more land & increase productivity of existing land to enhance food and livestock production

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