VI­SION OF SUC­CESS

THE Malaysia Vi­sion Val­ley can at­tract RM296 bil­lion in in­vest­ments and cre­ate 1.38 mil­lion jobs dur­ing its 30-year devel­op­ment pe­riod. The project cov­ers 153,000ha from Serem­ban to Port Dick­son. Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak, who wit­nessed the s

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THE 30-year Malaysia Vi­sion Val­ley (MVV) project is ex­pected to draw more than RM296 bil­lion in in­vest­ments and cre­ate al­most 1.38 mil­lion jobs.

Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak de­liv­ered the good news be­fore wit­ness­ing the sign­ing of a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) on the MVV project, span­ning more than 153,000ha and en­com­pass­ing the dis­tricts of Serem­ban and Port Dick­son in Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan.

The sig­na­to­ries were Sime Darby Prop­erty Bhd, Brunsfield Devel­op­ment Sdn Bhd and Kumpu­lan Wang Per­saraan (KWAP).

Pre­sent was Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mo­hamad Hasan.

Through the MoU, the three par­ties will ex­plore the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop the first phase of devel­op­ment in the area, which forms part of the 11,000ha be­ing planned and de­vel­oped.

“The MVV is a planned, smart and in­clu­sive project to en­sure all seg­ments of the so­ci­ety will reap the ben­e­fits of this devel­op­ment.

“Although the MVV as­pires to be de­vel­oped as a mod­ern me­trop­o­lis, the needs of the pub­lic at all lev­els will be taken into ac­count,” said Na­jib.

The MVV project, he added, was di­vided into five strate­gic clus­ters — Cen­tral Busi­ness District, Na­ture City, Edu-Tech Val­ley, Tourism and Well­ness as well as New Live­able Town­ship.

It will also fo­cus on four key devel­op­ment driv­ers founded on high-tech­nol­ogy man­u­fac­tur­ing, tourism and well­ness, skill-based ed­u­ca­tion and re­search, and spe­cialised ser­vices, he said.

“These key driv­ers are in line with the Na­tional Key Eco­nomic Ar­eas un­der the Na­tional Eco­nomic Trans­for­ma­tion Pro­gramme.”

The prime min­is­ter said eight projects, known as heart­beat projects, would be de­vel­oped, in­clud­ing the High Tech & In­dus­trial Cam­pus, In­te­grated Trans­port District, Sports & Re­cre­ational City, World Knowl­edge City, Biopo­lis & Well­ness City and Tourism District.

Na­jib said the MVV, among oth­ers, would fo­cus on pro­vid­ing af­ford­able homes with well-planned and or­derly ur­ban fa­cil­i­ties.

“The MVV will pro­vide more than 400ha of af­ford­able hous­ing. Apart from that, MVV will also pro­vide more than 400ha of pub­lic fa­cil­i­ties and re­cre­ational ar­eas with green spa­ces,” he added.

Na­jib said the project was spear­headed by the pri­vate sec­tor and sup­ported by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, as well as the state gov­ern­ment.

“The gov­ern­ment has, in prin­ci­ple, ap­proved al­lo­ca­tions for the devel­op­ment on a num­ber of pub­lic in­fra­struc­ture projects in the MVV ar­eas within the 11th Malaysia Plan.

“In the first rolling plan, RM560 mil­lion has been al­lo­cated for the devel­op­ment of road con­nec­tions in the MVV area.

“Other projects be­ing con­sid­ered in­clude high­ways and in­te­grated rail ser­vices to sur­round­ing ar­eas as well KLIA.”

The MVV is also ex­pected to gen­er­ate be­tween 6.2 per cent and 7.3 per cent of gross do­mes­tic prod­uct growth an­nu­ally, help­ing to de­liver the coun­try’s eco­nomic, cul­tural and sus­tain­abil­ity goals. Page 1 cap­tion: Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak shak­ing hands with Sime Darby Prop­erty man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Datuk Jauhari Hamidi af­ter the sign­ing of a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing on the Malaysia Vi­sion Val­ley project in Putrajaya yes­ter­day. With them are (from left) Brunsfield Devel­op­ment Sdn Bhd ex­ec­u­tive chair­man Tan Sri Gan Thian Leong, Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mo­hamad Hasan and Kumpu­lan Wang Per­saraan chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Wan Ka­maruza­man Wan Ahmad.

PIC BY MOHD FADLI HAMZAH

Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak chair­ing a Malaysia Vi­sion Val­ley meet­ing at Per­dana Pu­tra, Putrajaya, yes­ter­day.

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