A TOTAL of 14 high-impact projects costing RM4bil have been implemented in Pahang since the establishment of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), says Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.
The Pahang Mentri Besar told the state assembly these projects were in the Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin districts, reported Bernama.
Notable developments include the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP), the Pekan Automotive Park, the Gambang Halal Industrial Park and the Pahang Technology Park, in addition to the expansion of the Kuantan Port and the urban development of the Kuantan Port.
“Agribusiness projects that have been completed are the Muadzam Shah Cattle Research and Innovation Centre and the Integrated Pineapple Farm Development, both in Rompin.
“For tourism, it involves Tasik Chini State Park and Pekan Heritage Tourism Development (both in Pekan) and Kuantan Waterfront which also involves the Kuantan 188 tower, Serambi Teruntum and Laman Teruntum,” he said.
Wan Rosdy was responding to a question from Datuk Mustapa Long (BN-Padang Tengku) who requested the list of high-impact projects implemented under ECERDC.
He said the Cherating Turtle Conservation and Information Centre in Kuantan and upgrading of old buildings in Pekan Lama, Pekan, for the tourism cluster, were under way.
Also being implemented is the MCKIP project for the manufacturing cluster and the infrastructure development project involving the distribution pipeline from Kemaman, Terengganu, to Gebeng.
He also announced that Pahang civil servants would be getting a one and half months’ special financial assistance payment, with a minimum of RM2,000 next year.
Pelangai Assemblyman Datuk Amizar Abu Adam, 50, took his oath of office at Wisma Sri Pahang before state assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin.
Amizar, of Barisan Nasional, won the seat by a majority of 2,949 votes, defeating Kasim Samat of Perikatan Nasional, who obtained 4,375 votes in the three-cornered fight during the Pelangai by-election last Oct 7.
Haslihelmy DM Zulhasli, the Independent candidate, lost his deposit, securing only 47 votes.
The was held following the death of incumbent Datuk Seri Johari Harun, who was killed in the Aug 17 plane crash.