Smart Cities Malaysia: Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, announced plans to transform the Federal Territories into smart cities by 2030 as part of Malaysia Madani, a vision that prioritizes sustainability and green, intelligent cities. The Federal Territories Department has established a development plan for a sustainable, livable, and smart future.
Saya mengusulkan Malaysia MADANI sebagai jalan ke depan untuk Malaysia serta masyarakatnya yang rencam kaum dan budaya. Kita pastinya berusaha agar nilai-nilai ini digerak serta dilaksana sebaiknya. #MalaysiaMADANI pic.twitter.com/nvKh4epGKT
— Anwar Ibrahim (@anwaribrahim) February 2, 2023
Use of electric buses
Programs include the use of electric buses in Kuala Lumpur and Wangsa Maju, increased CCTV coverage in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and the installation of WiFi in public and affordable housing in Labuan. According to the Malaysia Urban Indicators Network, the three Federal Territories achieved an “excellent sustainable” level in 2022.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the continuation of flood mitigation efforts and emphasized his confidence in the Federal Territories Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, and other agencies to work together to manage and advance the progress and development of the Federal Territories.
“Excellent sustainable” level
Anwar announced that the three Federal Territories are set to achieve an “excellent sustainable” level in 2022, according to the Malaysia Urban Indicators Network (MURNInet) by the Town and Country Planning Department (PLANMalaysia). He also affirmed that flood mitigation efforts will be continued as per the established plan.
Govt. Departments to work together
He expressed confidence that the Federal Territories Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), and other agencies will continue to work as a team to manage the progress and development of the Federal Territories. Anwar stated that his goal is to ensure that Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan are administered efficiently for people of diverse backgrounds to enjoy prosperity and peace.
The 2023 Federal Territory Day celebration saw the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, confer federal awards, honors, and medals to 164 recipients.