TANJUNG MALIM, Oct 27 — The Perak state government is focusing on joint development projects, especially involving districts located at the state borders.
State secretary Zainal Azman Abu Seman said among the projects seen with potential for development include housing, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture and it could be one of the initiatives that the state government would embark on via the draft of the state development plan 2019-2030.
“The areas include Hulu Perak that shares common border with Kelantan, Thailand and Kedah, Kerian which shares border with Penang and Kedah, as well as Bagan Datuk and Muallim districts that share border with Selangor.
“If the state-level cooperation between the two parties is successful, I think it will be strengthened and other advantages, especially in the economic sector, will also be enhanced,” he said at a press conference after launching the district officers and community get together programme as well as the Muallim pau (steamed buns) fiesta held at Balai Lintang here, Saturday.
Zainal said the people in the area would also benefit from the employment opportunities especially once development projects successfully implemented.
“Employment opportunities are one of the main benefits from the development plan if it is realised successfully and this also requires support and assistance from the federal government,” he said.