Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Prime Minister, has announced that the approval process for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure will be improved. This decision was made during the 42nd National Physical Planning Council (MPFN) meeting. Anwar emphasized the importance of having a reliable charging infrastructure to support the transformation of the automotive sector. As part of this commitment, the government plans to construct 10,000 EV charging stations by 2025, as opposed to the current 1,246 operational stations.
In addition to the improvement of EV infrastructure, the government has also agreed to develop a national geopark. The National Geopark Development Plan 2021-2030 and the National Geopark Implementation Plan will serve as the management and development framework for this geopark. The proposed geopark will be operated by a Federal agency in collaboration with a state government.
Furthermore, the government has approved a policy for town and city development along the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) route. Known as the “Land Use Master Plan for the ECRL”, this policy will guide the long-term development around the 20 stations and throughout the route. It is expected that this document will attract investments focused on sustainable development, promoting a balanced approach between the east and west coasts of the country.
These decisions reflect the government’s efforts to support the growth of the EV industry and enhance the overall development of the country. The improved approval process for EV infrastructure, the development of a national geopark, and the policy for town and city development along the ECRL route are critical steps towards achieving these goals.
– National Physical Planning Council (MPFN)
– National Geopark Development Plan 2021-2030
– National Geopark Implementation Plan
– East Coast Rail Link (ECRL)