MELAKA EYES MEGA PROJECTS WORTH RM2 BLN SOON, SAYS CM

12 Jul 2013 11:19

MELAKA, July 6 (Bernama) -- The Melaka state government expects to attract investments worth RM2 billion shortly in several mega projects including for an artificial island.

Chief Minister Datuk Idris Haron said the proposals are being looked into by the Melaka Economic Consultative Council (MAPEN) chaired by former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam. MAPEN's establishment was approved at a recent state executive council (exco) meeting.

"Besides the artificial island near Pulau Melaka, we also received proposals for a Jurassic Park and Melaka Under Water World," he told reporters at the launch of MAPEN at Ayer Keroh here today.

At the event, Idris presented appointment letters to former Chief Ministers Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik and Datuk Seri Adib Adam, several former state exco members as well as former corporate figures.

Idris said a proposal by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry for a RM1 billion technology park is at a preliminary discussion stage.

He said MAPEN will review the legal and investment regulation aspects of all prospective projects in the state worth RM50 million or more before submitting the proposals to the state exco for approval, adding the state needs a better planned and more comprehensive economic transformation programme to further spur its economic growth.

--BERNAMA

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