JOHOR BARU: The Johor government believes the National Transformation Plan 2050 (TN50) has much to offer current and future generations over the next 30 years.
In his speech to mark the opening ceremony of the third leg of the state TN50 roadshow at the Holiday Villa Hotel here today, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said today's leaders should listen to the voice of youths who will be their future successors.
"Vision 2020 is reaching its peak and it is time to embark on the next 30-year plan of transformation, one that is comprehensive and inclusive of every Malaysian," Khaled said.
He added that the Johor government is ready to support all the aspirations envisioned by Malaysians in the next 30 years under TN50.
Khaled said while Vision 2020 has propelled the nation to the ranks of progressive nations, Vision 2050 should be the next big step for the country.
Also present at the event was Sports and Youth Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
In conjunction with the event, Khairy participated in a dialogue session with the 1,500 participants, comprising Johor youths aged 18 to 40, from various organisations and educational institutions.
Meanwhile, Johor Sports and Youth council director, Abdul Ghani Abdul Rahman, said the one-day event received an overwhelming response from youths.
"Most of the participants spoke of their concerns regarding rising living costs, career opportunities, the environment and education," he said.