Selangor Journal
State executive councillor for investment, trade, and mobility Ng Sze Han (centre) and Subang Jaya Mayor Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim (centre left) at the Subang Jaya City Council’s (MBSJ) Residents Representative Council (MPP) awards ceremony in The Summit Hotel, Subang Jaya, on January 19, 2024. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

Greater Klang Valley to augment public transportation, reduce congestion — Exco

SUBANG JAYA, JAN 20 — Realigning public transportation will be a focus of the Greater Klang Valley’s administration agenda, said state executive councillor for investment, trade, and mobility Ng Sze Han.

The emphasis will accelerate the shift from private vehicles to public transportation around Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, and Klang, which in turn will reduce congestion.

“This will improve the lives of the people for the better and boost it to a higher quality. it will also create many skilled and high-value job opportunities.

“Therefore, Selangor residents have the opportunity to earn fair wages suitable for living in this state,” he said during the Subang Jaya City Council’s (MBSJ) Residents Representative Council (MPP) awards ceremony yesterday night.

Through this year’s budget, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said Selangor seeks to establish the Greater Klang Valley, a combination of four cities, via a RM2 million allocation.

The system came into being after the observation was made that the involved cities have various key industries, as well as facing challenges like public transportation, land ownership, and community welfare.

The Greater Klang Valley will be developed with the following objectives in mind:

  • To create a smoother and more responsive administration for residents and business communities, including standardising business application processes, licensing, and approvals.
  • To rejuvenate the process of mature cities.
  • To become a ‘test bed’ for the digital government administration by building a digital twin system for the Klang Valley to enable simulations like traffic management, disasters, as well as development processes, including building design and planning permission.
  • To expedite the transition from using private vehicles to public transportation.
  • To optimise government resources and eliminate redundancies.
  • To establish the first senior-friendly, disabled-friendly, and child-friendly locality administration and to achieve the first Low Carbon City aspiration in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Ng said MPPs ought to establish close cooperation with the local authorities so as to enable Selangor’s policies to be formulated more effectively.

He said maintaining a good relationship with the local authorities’ main leadership will ensure discussions are easy and plans can run smoothly, thereby benefiting residents.

“All matters must be discussed, whether with the mayor, chairman, department head, or director. This is the most effective way to ensure the administration produces good results.

“It should not be done by opposing, but rather by sitting down and discussing together. In making decisions, always put ourselves in others’ shoes and understand the administrative processes and the needs of the people,” Ng said.

The awards ceremony was organised as a gesture of celebration and appreciation for the services of all MPPs and MBSJ council members from the 24 zones who served last year.

Meanwhile, Subang Jaya Mayor Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said 6,842 programmes covering various categories were implemented by MPPs in 2023.

“All these programmes are in line with the MBSJ Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Sustainable Cities and Communities,” he said.

 

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