Selangor Journal
A partial view of the Klang Valley at night, taken on February 24, 2013. — Picture via WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Amirudin announces plans for Greater Klang Valley enactment

By Danial Dzulkilfy

SHAH ALAM, Nov 10 — In a strategic move to manage urban growth complexities, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari has announced plans to introduce an enactment to formalise the creation of the Greater Klang Valley.

The envisaged conurbation will encompass Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, and Klang, the latter of which is pending its city status approval from the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (standing) tables the 2024 Selangor Budget, during the Selangor State Legislative Assembly session in the State Secretariat Building, Shah Alam, on November 10, 2023. — Picture by NUR ADIBAH AHMAD IZAM/SELANGORKINI

Amirudin said the state will allocate RM2 million to this end under the 2024 Selangor Budget.

The establishment of the Greater Klang Valley is crucial to, among other things, streamlining the administrative processes for businesses and residents, rejuvenating mature cities, implementing a digital twin system for government administration, and promoting public transportation.

The move will also optimise government resources to reduce overlap, as well as establish inclusive local administrations that are elderly, disabled persons, and child-friendly, with the ultimate goal of becoming Malaysia’s first low-carbon city.

He said the initiative is crucial as it is also tailored to address the multifaceted challenges stemming from rapid urbanisation and mass migration since Selangor is currently home to about seven million residents.

Amirudin also announced plans to introduce a Local Authorities Service Commission, with a bill expected to be tabled by the third quarter of next year.

This initiative is designed to boost the local authorities’ responsiveness and efficiency, particularly in addressing public complaints, including shortening response time to 24 hours.

Top Picks

MBI approves RM200,000 more for food basket initiative

MBI Foundation gives RM500,000 in disaster aid

Selangor aims to contribute RM500 bln to GDP in three years

Editor Selangor Journal