ECERDC Together with the Ministry of Economy Organise Final Edition of Malaysia SDG Summit 2024: Wilayah Timur in Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU, 17 MAY 2024 – The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) and the Ministry of Economy are organising the Malaysia SDG Summit 2024: Wilayah Timur on 19 May 2024 at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), which will increase awareness and pave the way in advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the East Coast Economic Region (ECER).

“The Ministry of Economy has entrusted ECERDC to organise Malaysia SDG Summit 2024: Wilayah Timur to amplify the awareness among the people in the ECER region and to communicate the significance of SDG implementation in ECER, and Malaysia at large,” said YBhg. Dato’ Baidzawi Che Mat, Chief Executive Officer of ECERDC.

Carrying the theme of “SDGs Local Actions for Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Malaysia,” Malaysia SDG Summit 2024: Wilayah Timur comprises preludes, a technical visit and main summit organised across the ECER states.

The highlight of the event, a 1-day Wilayah Timur summit held at UniSZA promises an engaging experience with five keynote speakers, four expert sharing and a workshop by Youth Environmental Living Lab (YELL), a joint programme by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF in collaboration with Amanah Lestari Alam (ALAM) and European Union (EU). There will also be an exhibition by close to 30 exhibitors and ECER entrepreneurs, handicraft demonstration, as well as a showcase of electric vehicles (EV) and recreational vehicles (RV).

Visitors are invited to the Malaysia SDG Summit 2024: Wilayah Timur and actively participate in this 1-day summit on sustainable development and community engagement. This summit marks a significant step towards a sustainable future and seeks to encourage attendees to enhance local actions for Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Malaysia. To register for the summit or participate in the prelude events, visitors can go to

The Malaysia SDG Summit comprise a series of summits supported by the Ministry of Economy and led by Economic Corridor Authorities and State Governments. The summits have been carried out according to regions with the first summit held in the Southern Region in August last year, followed by the Northern Region, Sabah and Sarawak. The completion of the final leg in this series at Wilayah Timur will make way for the national level Malaysia’s National SDG Summit 2024 scheduled to be held in August 2024.



ECER, which covers the states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and the districts of Mersing and Segamat in Johor, is a rapidly transforming region that is steadily positioning itself as a distinctive, dynamic, and competitive destination for investments.

The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) is a statutory body established to spearhead the execution and implementation of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) Master Plan. ECERDC plays a lead role in setting the directions, policies and strategies for the socio-economic development of ECER by promoting and facilitating investments into the Region. Established on 13 June 2008, ECERDC celebrated its 15th Anniversary in 2023.

Geographically, it covers a total area of over 69,000 sq km or 52% of Peninsular Malaysia. It is home to some 4.8 million people, or about 15% of the total national population. The economic growth in the Region is driven by six key economic clusters, namely Tourism, Oil, Gas & Petrochemical, Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Human Capital and Entrepreneurship Development as well as Logistics and Services. These clusters are supported by developments in Transportation, Infrastructure, Property and Environment to make the Region an ideal destination for business, investments, and quality living.


Malaysia has committed to adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, encompassing 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Ministry of Economy has been given the mandate to be the focal point in spearheading and overseeing the implementation of the SDGs nationwide.

The Malaysia SDG Summit 2023-2024 comprises a series of conferences themed “SDGs Local Actions for Inclusive, Sustainable, and Resilient Malaysia,” which are carried out in phases across various regions in collaboration with Corridor Authorities and State Governments. These conferences have been held in the Southern Region, Northern Region, as well as Sabah and Sarawak. The Eastern Region Summit, organised by the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), represents the final instalment at the regional level, paving the way for the Malaysia SDG Summit 2024 National Level scheduled for June or July 2024.

For media inquiries, kindly contact:

Tengku Mazlinda Tengku Mahmood
Manager, Media Relations
East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC)
Tel: 03-8885 0182 / 010-408 1085