By Zareef Muzammil
KUALA LANGAT, Sept 20 — The Integrated Development Region In South Selangor (Idriss) project, estimated to be worth RM1 trillion, will prove to be a driving factor in Kuala Langat’s unique and multifaceted identity.
State executive councillor for rural development Borhan Aman Shah said the district has many traditional villages that have survived to the present day, as well as a variety of unique culinary items and tourism products.
“After this, Kuala Langat will not be isolated from rapid development, and as such we wish for the development overflow planned out by the state government to reach all social layers.
“Concurrently, the district’s identity will continue to be maintained and the Kuala Langat Municipal Council (MPKL) will ensure tourist spots will not be left out of the developments under Idriss,” he said.
Borhan was speaking at the final jury meeting of the National-Level Clean, Safe and Healthy Food Court Award, at Medan Selera Batu Laut in Tanjong Sepat earlier today.
Also in attendance were MPKL president Datuk Amirul Azizan Abd Rahim, and the Selangor State Health Department’s Food Safety and Quality Division chief assistant director Noor Eliza Mat Radzi.
On his part, Amirul Azizan said Kuala Langat is bound to benefit from the excess prosperity brought about by the plans to develop a third port on Pulau Carey, as well as Idriss’ planned 10 mega projects.
He added he is confident the development can attract more visitors to the area in the future, in line with the slogan ‘Singgah Kuala Langat’ (Stop by Kuala Langat).
“The district has Pantai Batu Laut offering local specialities for visitors to explore, including nasi ambeng, pecal, mi udang, kerepek, and villaged-produced coffee.
“It also serves as a route to other tourist destinations and attractions, like Pantai Morib, Pantai Kelanang and Pantai Cunang,” Amirul Azizan said.
Part of the First Selangor Plan (RS-1), Idriss will provide economic impetus to both Sepang and Kuala Langat as part of the endeavour to ensure a fair distribution of economic activities throughout the state.