Six ECER Projects To Be Implemented In Terengganu This Year

1/13/2010 — BERNAMA
A total of six more new projects planned under the East Coast Economic Region development programme will be implemented in Terengganu this year.
Menteri Besar Terengganu, Datuk Ahmad Said, said under the Ninth Malaysia Plan, 38 projects had been approved for implementation in Terengganu including 14 cross-border projects involving other ECER states.
“From these, 17 projects were implemented in 2008, 15 projects last year, while six more projects will be implemented this year.
“On the whole, I am very satisfied with the implementation and progress of all these projects which are being actively undertaken by the ECER Development Council (ECERDC),” he said.
He was speaking to reporters here chairing the ECER Development Council’s Implementation and Coordination Committees meeting here Tuesday.
He had also launched ECER’s human capital development programme Tuesday.
Also present at the event were the Chief Executive Officer of ECERDC, Datuk Jebasingam Issace John, and State Government Secretary Datuk Mokhtar Nong.
As for the six new projects, they would include a tourism programme in Teluk Bidara, Dungun and Pulau Besar, Setiu which will see the development of high quality hotels and chalets as well as homestay programmes in traditional fishing villages. The programme also covers the upgrading of the homes involved.
Apart from that, cluster projects involving the production of goat and goat meat will be also implemented as part of efforts to establish the state as the largest centre for goat and goat meat production. The project will occupy 160 hectares of land in Ulu Tersat, Kuala Berang.
“The development of the Heavy Industries Park involving a duty-free zone in Kemaman port will be also implemented this year to enable the Terengganu people to take up opportunities that would come with the main activities in the businesses of trade, logistics, fishing, oil, gas and petrochemical industries,” he said.
In mid year, the Agropolitan Besut-Setiu project involving the planting of corn, kenaf as well as the cultivation of ikan keli will take off. This project is expected to help 3,000 poor people in the area.