1. Digital Connectivity — Deliver reliable, high-seed internet access in all major cities, towns and industrial areas.
  2. Special Economic Zone (KKIP Free Economic Zone) — Expand export-oriented industrialisation to develop SME clusters and link local SMEs to the global value chain.
  3. SME Growth and Cluster Development — Build SMES capacity for increased digitalisation and accelerate transition to downstream industries.
  4. Knowledge Hubs — Pilot, develop and commercialise application of technologies, in collaboration with universities, research institutions and industry.
  5. Sabah Agro-Industrial Precinct (SAIP 2.0) — Spur rural transformation via agricultural innovation and application of modern farming methods, to increase productivity and develop the downstream segment.
  6. Palm Oil Industrial Clusters 2.0 (POIC 2.0) — Transform POICs in Lahad Datu and Sandakan to attract investors and increase value-added downstream manufacturing.
  7. Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP) — Continue investor attraction to make SOGIP the centre for integrated Oil and Gas Industries.

Sapangar Bay Transhipment Hub 

  1. Sapangar Bay Container Port (SBCP) — Transhipment hub connecting domestic ports to global markets.
  2. Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau as regional trading hubs — Maximise infrastructure network to become the regional trading hub in BIMP-EAGA.

Sabah Aviation Hub — Export high-value agro-food and agro-marine products to East Asian cities

  1. KKIA International Air Cargo Hub/Freight Transshipment Hub.
  2. Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau Air Cargo Supporting Spokes.
  3. Integrated Sustainable Agro-Marine Hubs — Position Pitas, Semporna and Kudat as integrated marine production and processing centres.
  4. Green Energy from Biomass — Expand utilisation of biomass as a source of renewable energy.
  5. Green Technology Development Centre — Develop and apply green industry solutions, starting with biomass utilisation.
  6. Kota Kinabalu City Lifestyle Hub — Position Kota Kinabalu as a green and liveable city.
  1. Digital Economy — Generate economic opportunities through online and knowledge-based services.
  2. Sabah Gold Coast Enclave — Create a world-class coastal tourism destination from Tuaran to Kudat complete with investment properties.
  3. Sabah Premium Eco-Adventure — Position Sabah’s natural assets as premium eco-adventure destination with managed carrying capacities and local community engagement.
  4. Borneo’s Marine Paradise — Attract high-value tourists through sustainable island tourism offerings that protect the marine ecology.
  5. Workforce of the Future — Build capacity of the current workforce through on-the-job training; reskill and upskill the unemployed and underemployed.
  6. Sabah Digital Academy — Develop digital skills (e.g. coding, web design, digital marketing, data analytics) through short courses for students and adults.
  7. Workforce Expansion — Increase participation of at-risk youths (school dropouts), women, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable communities.
  8. Career and Talent Sabah — Capture and report labour market information, connect employers and workers, and promote work/training opportunities.
  9. Pan-Borneo Highway and Road Network Expansion — Improve hinterland road network and logistics infrastructure to connect urban and rural areas.
  10. Border Town and Inland Dry Port — Develop facilities in Sindumin, Pagalungan (Nabawan), Serudong, Tawau to promote cross-border trade and investment.
  11. Interior Food Valley — Increase household income and support food security through extension services that improve agricultural productivity.
  12. Next Generation Farmer-Entrepreneurs — Equip youth with modern and responsible farming practices, application of technology, and expansion intro agricultural services.
  13. 100% Sustainable Production and Consumption — Facilitate and incentivise sustainability certification, and mainstreaming of sustainability practices (e.g. oil palm and forest plantations, agri-food production, aquaculture, tourism and events).
  14. Climate-resilient and sustainable infrastructure — Strengthen coastal infrastructure and urban development planning in line with climate risks.
  15. Green Growth — Capture opportunities to protect natural capital (e.g. carbon financing schemes, community livelihood programmes, wildlife management, forest restoration).