SEREMBAN: PKR members in the seaside town of Port Dickson are hoping that a victory for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the by-election will see a boost to the Malaysia Vision Valley project.
Teluk Kemang PKR chief Chai Tong Chai (pic) said it would be good if the future prime minister was from Negri Sembilan to ensure the smooth implementation of the 124,000ha project that was forecast
to have a gross development value of RM640bil over 30 years.
“Once Anwar becomes Prime Minister, the government can give more focus to the project which covers Port Dickson as well.
“It will also boost the state and national economy,” Chai said here yesterday. Present were his deputy Roman Jonet and other division leaders.
Prior to the redelineation of the election boundaries before the 14th General Election, Port Dickson was known as Teluk Kemang.
Straddling the districts of Seremban, Nilai and Port Dickson, the Malaysia Vision Valley, which was launched by the previous Barisan Nasional administration, is to be spearheaded by the private sector.
The project – which will be divided into five clusters – Central Business District that will cover Seremban, Ampangan and Rasah; Nature City (Pantai and Lenggeng); Edu-Tech Valley (Labu and Setul); Wellness, Eco and Agro Tourism (Port Dickson, Kuantan, Linggi, Sirusa); and New Liveable Township (Jimah) – is expected to create some 1.3 million jobs.
Chai expressed hope that voters would come out to cast their ballots on polling day.
“We need a high turnout to ensure a handsome victory for Anwar.
“The division will mobilise our teams to ferry voters from all five state constituencies on polling day,” he said.
Chai also rubbished talk that the division had been kept in the dark over Anwar’s plans to contest in Port Dickson because it was aligned to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s camp.
“Anwar is our incoming president and he has all the right to contest where he wants to.
“It is also not true that we are aligned to Azmin’s camp,” Chai said.
Chai said Anwar’s decision to contest in Negri Sembilan could be seen as an attempt to strengthen the party in the state.
Port Dickson is the only parliamentary seat held by the PKR in the state. The party also won six of the 12 state seats in the May 9 polls.