Govt approves ECRL integrated land use master plan

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim chairs the 42nd National Physical Planning Council meeting in Putrajaya today. – Facebook pic, September 18, 2023.

THE federal government, during the 42nd National Physical Planning Council meeting today, agreed to approve the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Integrated Land Use Master Plan, better known as PeGTaECRL.

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said the document would drive development of around 20 stations and along the ECRL routes that have been identified.

“The National Physical Planning Council has become a platform for the federal government to discuss with the state government concerned on town and village planning as well as national physical development in line with the Federal Constitution,” he said in a Facebook post after chairing the meeting at Putrajaya today.

Apart from that, the prime minister said it the approval process for the construction of electric vehicle charging infrastructure through the Guidelines on Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Lots would also be improved.

He said this is in line with national automotive industry transformation towards the future, which is more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

“The availability of charging infrastructure is very important in the transformation of the automotive sector,” he said.

He said that the meeting today also agreed with the need to adopt the National Geopark Development Plan 2021-2030 and the National Geopark Implementation Plan by federal agencies in collaboration with state governments. It also urged the translation of its recommendations in the local plan documents for the control of planning and land use at the local level. – Bernama, September 18, 2023.

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