Gov't to Turn Federal Territories Into Smart Cities by 2030
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Malaysia's Federal Territories to Be Developed into Smart Cities by 2030

Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya – Malaysia's Federal Territories – will be developed into green, smart cities for the next seven years by the Malaysian government.

According to a press release by the Prime Minister's Office of Malaysia on Feb. 1, this development is in accordance with Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim's "Malaysia Madani" vision to bring back the glory of the country based on six pillars: sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, trust, and compassion.

Anwar shared some of the programmes planned for the territories during his speech at the investiture ceremony on Federal Territory Day at Istana Negara last Wednesday. These include rolling out electric buses in the capital Kuala Lumpur, developing Wangsa Maju as a pilot low-carbon township, the installation of more closed-circuit cameras (CCTVs) in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and the fitting of WiFi in public housing projects in Labuan.

The Federal Territories Department, he said, has also drafted a sustainable development plan for the territories. He added that mitigation efforts under the administration’s flood mitigation plan shall be sustained.

"I strongly believe that the Federal Territories Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and agencies will continue to move as a team to administer and manage the progress and development of the federal territories," Anwar was quoted as saying.

“I am determined to ensure that the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan are administered in the best way so that the benefits of prosperity and peace can be enjoyed by the people of diverse races and cultures."

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