Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari welcomed the announcement by Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming, confirming the upgrade of Klang Municipal Council (MPK) to city status. Klang will become the fourth city in Selangor, following Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, and Subang Jaya, enhancing the efforts towards establishing a Greater Klang Valley administration.
Amirudin expressed that the Greater Klang Valley initiative, which includes the four local authorities, is designed to be a model metropolitan area in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The city status upgrade will further develop Klang as a sustainable city, providing vast economic opportunities.
“With the establishment of the Greater Klang Valley, all four local authorities can be consolidated and coordinated through an efficient system to facilitate government services for residents from Petaling Jaya to Klang,” Amirudin stated.
The Greater Klang Valley can also serve as a testbed for high-speed internet technology, especially 5G, to offer fully digital government services in the region.
Amirudin emphasized that this initiative will be a key focus for the administration in the upcoming term if the people of Selangor grant their mandate. The detailed planning showcases the state administration’s commitment to continuous improvement.
The proposal and decision to upgrade Klang to a city will be presented to the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah for consent, facilitating the process of proclaiming Klang as a city.
Yesterday, Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming announced the proposed upgrade and also approved 21 projects worth RM5 million under the Sentuhan Kasih program to upgrade public facilities in Klang municipality.