HULU Selangor has officially been upgraded to municipal status following an official declaration by Selangor's Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
Its former district council has been renamed as the Hulu Selangor Municipal Council (MPHS) and its new new logo was also unveiled on Thursday (Oct 21).
A virtual ceremony was held, livestreamed over MPHS' YouTube channel and Facebook account, officiated by Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.
MPHS' administration area covers Hulu Bernam, Kalumpang, Kerling, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Rasa, Batang kali, Hulu Yam, Serendah, Sungai Choh, Bukit Beruntung, Bukit Sentosa, Sungai Buaya and Lembah Beringin.
Hulu Selangor, which spans 175,630.11ha (1,756.30sq km) is the largest district in Selangor and makes up 22% of of its land area, with Kuala Kubu Bharu as its administrative centre.
In his speech, Amirudin said the population of Hulu Selangor was now more than 237,600.
"Hulu Selangor has made big strides by intensifying development and progress in all areas," he said.
MPHS president Mohd Hasry Nor Mohd said in line with the Hulu Selangor District Local Plan Development Goals 2035, six key initiatives have been outlined to make Hulu Selangor a sustainable, livable and resilient city.