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PD to await structural plan before approving projects - Anwar

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Anwar Ibrahim has told authorities in Port Dickson to withhold any approval for major projects pending the launch of its structural plan.

The MP for the constituency said the meeting on the Port Dickson Structural Plan will be held next week with the Negeri Sembilan government and relevant authorities.

“I told them about a month ago to withhold any major approval because we don’t want to disrupt this structural plan,” he told reporters after launching the Coastal Clean-Up Day programme the Cahaya Negeri Beach in Port Dickson today.

Anwar, who is PKR president, said the Port Dickson Structural Plan is important in order to make this town a major tourist destination and to ensure that the infrastructure is ready to accept major local and foreign investment.

Meanwhile, while launching the clean-up programme, Anwar said Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun had agreed to him helping to chart the structural plan for Port Dickson and surrounding areas.

“We do not want to approve investment from abroad until we have the structural plan. I have also had discussions with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. 

"Of course, he cannot give special attention to Port Dickson, but he can provide additional facilities to ensure organised infrastructure here,” he said.

At the event, Anwar launched the new Robot Street Sweeper of SWM Environment Sdn Bhd that can optimise cleaning-up work and assist the workers to execute their task with greater efficiency and quickly.

Anwar, who was accompanied by the local people and several artistes – among them Sharnaz Ahmad, Jasmin Hamid and Puteri Aishah – cleaned up the Cahaya Negeri, Saujana, Tanjung Gemuk, Teluk Kemang and Blue Lagoon beaches.

- Bernama

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