Malaysia’s Local Government Development (KPKT) Minister, Nga Kor Ming, conducted an official three-day visit to Singapore to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two neighboring countries. The visit aimed to strengthen the close ties between Malaysia and Singapore, recognizing the latter as an important neighbor and friend. Both countries aim to foster mutual cooperation for the benefit of their people.
During the visit, Minister Nga and his delegation visited various projects in Singapore that aligned with KPKT’s strategic plans. This included housing projects, urban redevelopment initiatives, solid waste management facilities, heritage building conservation projects, and renewable energy power plants.
Minister Nga also held meetings with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan and Senior Minister of State Sim Ann. The visit highlighted Singapore’s notable achievements in areas such as public housing, urban green initiatives, urban redevelopment, renewable energy production, and anti-corruption efforts. These achievements serve as valuable learning opportunities for Malaysia.
In his statement, Minister Nga emphasized the significance of Singapore as an important trade and investment partner for Malaysia. He also recognized the strong purchasing power of Singaporean tourists, contributing to Malaysia’s economic growth. The minister stressed the importance of close cooperation and peace in the ASEAN region, given its projected population growth and potential as the fourth-largest economy in the world by 2030.