SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan government will tweak the concept of the sprawling Malaysian Vision Valley project which has been touted as the country's new economic corridor to attract more industries and create more jobs.
Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun said his administration will steer away from the priorities of the previous state Barisan Nasional state government which was to build more houses and focus on the construction of the high speed rail (HSR) project.
"Since we are getting a lot of queries from investors, our priority in the MVV now is to secure more investments.
"When you have industries coming in, jobs will be created," he said adding that Sime Darby Property would be the main driver of the MVV project.
Citing an example, he said a company from China has already agreed to invest RM2bil in Nilai and it will soon sign a memorandum of understanding with the state government.
Aminuddin said there was no need to prioritise housing for now as supply was higher than demand.
"We do not want to have abandoned housing projects in the MVV. We have enough for now," he said, adding that the tweaked project would now be called MVV 2.0.
Straddling the districts of Seremban, Nilai and Port Dickson, the MVV had been slated for a 124,000ha area over 30 years. It is supposed to create some 1.3 million jobsand have a gross development value of RM640bil.
It will be divided into five clusters:
- Central Business District which will cover Seremban, Ampangan and Rasah
- Nature City (Pantai and Lenggeng)
- Edu-Tech Valley (Labu and Setul)
- Wellness, Eco and Agro Tourism (Port Dickson, Linggi, Sirusa)
- New Liveable Township (Jimah).
Aminuddin said several other reputable private companies have also indicated their interest to participate in the MVV.
He said the state government as well as the main developer of the MVV, Malaysia Vision Valley Holdings, will be open to collaborate with interested parties.
"Some of the catalyst projects we have are in high technology, the industrial park, the integrated transport district, the biopolis and wellness city," he added.
Aminuddin said his administration will work with the federal government to carry out the construction of several projects in the MVV.
Among these are to upgrade the Nilai-Pajam stretch to the Kajang-Seremban highway, construct a new road from Sendayan to Tanah Merah Site A, build the Senawang-KLIA expressway and KLIA-Labu-Seremban-Port Dickson rail link.