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Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley

The Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley (GKL/KV) NKEA is based on a geographic region unlike the other NKEAs which are industry-based. As the country’s main growth centre, this region is critical from both financial and economic perspectives and requires a comprehensive and sustainable development plan that copes with rapid urbanisation.

As its true north, the Greater KL/ KV aspires to be a metropolis that simultaneously achieves a top-20 ranking in city economic growth while also being among the global top-20 most liveable cities by 2020.

Efforts have reaped early results, as shown by Kuala Lumpur’s rise to the 70th spot amongst 140 cities in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s 2014 Global Liveability Ranking.

A Note From the Minister

we are focused towards enhancing mass movement of people through public transport, providing high quality services in the areas of sewerage & solid waste management, developing green initiatives, leveraging on our river and heritage assets, whilst continuing to attract investments that will ultimately lead to high-income jobs creation. The nine EPPs and two Business Opportunities under the GKL/KV were envisioned towards addressing these key areas

EPP Highlights
EPP 2: Attracting Internal and External Talent

Ensuring a rich pool of talent in Malaysia is among Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp)’s mandate. To this end, TalentCorp has continued to develop and facilitate initiatives to enhance graduate employability, promote talent diversity, engage Malaysians abroad and facilitate foreign talent.

It is crucial that the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) is implemented effectively and its client charter is adhered to. The private sector must also remain committed to its diversity agenda to allow Greater KL/KV to capture a richer pool of human capital.

EPP 4: Building An Integrated Urban Mass Rapid Transit System

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system was proposed to ease congestion and provide commuters to the city centre with an efficient and environmentally sustainable mode of transportation. The construction of the MRT Line 1 (Sungai Buloh to Kajang) is progressing well. The first phase of the MRT Line 1 (Sungai Buloh – Semantan) is expected to be operational by end December 2016, while the full line is expected to be operational by July 2017.

The MRT project is a game-changer in increasing people mobility, productivity and quality of life. With MRT Line 1’s progress on track and Line 2 being approved, in the near future planning should also start for MRT Line 3 (Circle Line) to reach the objective of increasing public transport modal share to 40 per cent.

EPP 7: Creating Iconic Places and Attractions

Greater KL has immense potential to further leverage existing heritage sites that can be preserved and redeveloped to both celebrate its history and embrace its future as a global city.

DBKL has planned for another walking trail linking Dataran Merdeka to Jalan Parlimen (known as Heritage Trail 5) which is currently in design stage and construction is due to commence in 2015.

The agency will continue to develop new trails in areas outside of the heritage quarter so that visitors can have a more fulfilling experience of the city. A Master Plan of heritage trails is being drawn up and will be ready in 2015 which will cover all interesting sites in Kuala Lumpur.

  • 2
    Attracting Internal and External Talent
  • 4
    Building An Integrated Urban Mass Rapid Transit System
  • 7
    Creating Iconic Places and Attractions
KPI Achievement 2014
  • Method 1 103%
  • Method 2 91%
  • Method 3 79%
Business Opportunities 2015
  1. Vitalising Putrajaya
  2. Sewerage Non River
Critical Target 2015
  1. MNC Attraction - Letter of Intents concluded for MNCs to set up Regional Headquarters/Regional Hub activity in GKL is targeted at 15
  2. Talent Attraction - The Returning Expert Programme aims to see 1,200 expats return to Malaysia
  3. High Speed Rail - 100% completion of approval for Malaysian alignment
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