His confidence that Sarawak will achieve that status by 2030, is due to the spirit of comradeship between its top leadership and senior civil servants, and the dedication of the civil service in both the state and federal governments to focus on the national development programme.
"It is not because we are lucky but because we have learnt through lengthy service and exposure on how to adjust development programmes with our own expertise and local affairs on how to convey to the people to participate and haste the pace of development in our country," he said.
Abdul Taib said this today, when officiating the Civil Service Day 2013 and launch of the first e-government kiosk to be located at Merdeka Plaza here.
Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Ghani and Federal Secretary Datuk Md Yahaya Basimin.
Established as among the government's approach to achieve high income status, create more job opportunities and improve the people's living standard, Score is expected to attract RM200 billion in investments from numerous multinational companies, largely those that are involved in energy intensive sectors.
"We have made a great success by being part of Malaysia, contributing towards a more rigorous nation," noted Abdul Taib.
Earlier, Mohamad Morshidi said Sarawak, with its real gross domestic product (GDP) of RM71.9 billion, accounted for 10 per cent of the national GDP, which had increased more than 57 times from RM688 in 1963 to RM40,414 last year.
At the event, the Miri Port Authority received the 2013 state civil service quality award, namely the Sarawak Chief Minister's Gold Award for the state category, whereas the Sarawak Employees Provident Fund received the 2013 Federal Secretary Gold Award.