KUCHING (July 7): The proposed new master plan for Tanjung Manis Economic Growth Zone (T-MEGA) is expected to be ready by the end of August this year, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Development said urban, Datu Len Talif Salleh.
He said the plan will be presented to the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) board before being submitted to the state planning authority for approval by the end of August. next.
The recently approved and updated T-MEGA master plan will serve as a guide in the overall infrastructure development plan efforts by the Rajang Delta Development Agency (Radda), he said during the official at T-MEGA Master Plan Review Lab Series III: Strategic Actions and Development Programs to Facilitate Investment at Tanjung Manis here yesterday.
Len Talif said that Tanjung Manis plays an important role in the development of the central region as well as providing infrastructure to develop the identified sectors such as fisheries, agriculture and tourism, among others.
Although the deadline for submitting the master plan report is particularly short, Len Talif expressed confidence that it could materialize as the laboratory review program launched yesterday will formulate a development plan for Tanjung Manis which covers the entire Rajang Delta region based on the Post-COVID-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030.
“In fact, with Radda’s allocation of RM1.5 billion, we can carry out development projects such as halal hubs, ports, etc. in the near future,” he said, adding that such laboratories will also be carried out in Sarikei and Mukah.
A total of 39 stakeholder agencies comprising 78 participants from various ministries as well as elected officials participated in the lab which runs from July 6-8.
Also present were the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Urban Development, Hairani Mohd Ismail; and STIDC Deputy Director General Haluyah Awi, who is also a special adviser to the ministry.