Perak State Government 5 Year Development Plan - 11th Malaysia Plan (2016 to 2020)
The Perak State Government 5 year development plan under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) from 2016 to 2020, outlines seven core thrusts for the state including acceleration of economic growth through new networks towards realisation of the 'Perak Amanjaya dan Wawasan 2020' Development Plan. The Perak government would rope in foreign investors and the private sector other than public funds to finance and achieve its aspirations. Every strata of society is expected to benefit from the inclusive and sustainable development which is also aimed at empowering human capital as catalysts in economic growth and wellbeing of the people.
The State's economic development corridor would focus on Southern Perak based on a master plan, encompassing two districts Batang Padang and Hilir Perak involving 450,000 hectares. The main component is the Perak Eco Industrial Hub sited on 1,376 hectares of reclaimed land at Mukim Rungkup comprising a terminal, iron and steel integrated industry and other supporting industries. Another component is the Rungkup Terminal City covering 1,638 hectares involving a terminal, integrated sea transport facilities and mixed development projects. A Coastal Terminal and Jetty Development Corporation would be set up to develop 230 kilometres of coastal areas with Lumut as the port of call.
On industry, the State government planned to build the Ipoh Aerospace Park near Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in view of the lack of maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Malaysia. Aside from that, the Kampung Acheh Free Zone, to be built near the Lumut Maritime Terminal had also been proposed, to facilitate import-export of cargo. Lembah Beriah Metroplis City which has components for commercial and industrial development will have a UKM branch campus for collaboration with factories and serve as a faculty as well as an industrial training centre.
The Batu Gajah Locomotive Hub has been proposed for the CSR Rolling Stock Centre in which factories would produce locomotive components and provide maintenance related services for the country. This hub is necessary to support the US$131 million (RM400 million) manufacturing and maintenance centre in Batu Gajah, Perak established by China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation, one of China’s major railway car maker. The centre would be involved in the production, assembly, testing, refurbishment and overhaul of railway cars and can produce 100 carriages and overhaul about 150 railway cars each year.
An 81-ha Green Asia Aerospace Technology Park has also been proposed in Seri Iskandar as an aerospace hub for 20 major companies and 60 small-medium industries, which would potentially open up 2,000 employment opportunities. A Proton City Automotive Hub in Tanjung Malim is another project proposed by the state government in the 11MP.
The state government had also obtained approval from the federal government to create a new district, 'Daerah Mua'llim', in line with the rapid development of Tanjung Malim. T-City comprising mixed development of a 172.5-hectare area in the Kinta and Kampar districts will potentially see materialisation of a Formula 2 Circuit, an automotive factory outlet, street Malls and hotels. The Warisan Perdana Ipoh or Ipoh Sentral project will be initiated in the 11MP to rebuild the golden triangle of Kinta Valley with an estimated investment of RM2 billion and expected to be the new landmark for Ipoh City.
On infrastructure, the State government and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad would build a railway linking Kampar, Batu Gajah, Ipoh and Sungai Siput to facilitate movement in the city. The state government had also proposed the upgrading of the road from Simpang Empat Hutan Melintang to Bagan Datoh. The federal government has approved the upgrading of the Lumut-Taiping federal road from Segari to Pantai Remis in the 11MP.
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