Rural development physical roadmap: Mechanism to solve rural issues


SHAH ALAM, AUG 15: The state’s Town and Rural Planning Department (JPBD) is actively conducting physical research to ensure its urban planning system is more structured and consistent.

Director Rizuan Arshad said the research, which had been conducted since May 1 and will continue until April 30, 2017, focuses on the social study of the progress of rural communities.

He said the State Government must create a more specific plan to increase the pace of development and traditional village constructions across the state.

“We identify the criteria of areas categorised as rural areas, and conduct a more detailed literal study.

“We also identify the distribution and location of state rural land on government or private land based on ‘lots’, in the form of a written report and supported by land utilisation plans,” he said.

He was speaking during the 2017 Budget Round Table Discussion presentation session, held at the Shah Alam Convention Centre.

Islamic Religious Affairs, Malay Customs and Heritage, Rural and Traditional Villages Development Exco Dato’ Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi welcomed the recommendation  and said that the State Government is optimistic in promoting rural development complete with the best amenities and facilities.

“We can study and view from the angle of economic diversity, and come up with an effective plan,” he said.

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