Malaysian Government Approves East Coast Rail Link Integrated Land Use Master Plan

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The Malaysian federal government, during the 42nd National Physical Planning Council (MPFN) meeting held on Monday, officially greenlit the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) integrated land use master plan, commonly referred to as PeGTaECRL.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who chaired the meeting in Putrajaya, confirmed that the approved document would be a catalyst for development surrounding the 20 designated stations along the ECRL routes.

He further highlighted the role of the MPFN as a platform for federal and state governments to collaborate on town and village planning, as well as national physical development, aligning with the provisions of the Federal Constitution.


Additionally, the meeting reached a consensus on streamlining the approval process for the construction of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. This initiative is in line with the transformation of the national automotive industry toward a more environmentally friendly and sustainable future.

Anwar emphasized the significance of accessible charging infrastructure in driving the transformation of the automotive sector, particularly in facilitating the transition to electric vehicles.

Furthermore, the 42nd MPFN endorsed the adoption of the National Geopark Development Plan 2021-2030 and the National Geopark Implementation Plan. Federal agencies will collaborate with state governments to implement these plans, translating their recommendations into local plan documents to effectively regulate planning and land use at the local level.

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