THE Pengerang Municipal Council (MPP) held a mini showcase highlighting its smart city initiative in line with the Johor Smart City Agenda 2030 which shed light on its development plans.
MPP president Fizwan Mohd Rashidi said the showcase aimed at sharing some milestones that it had achieved and future plans to improve the living conditions and socio-economic status of Pengerang folk.
“We want the public to know that they are crucial in every development and policy that is approved.
“The showcase not only caters for what we have planned in Pengerang but also for Kota Tinggi in general, on how we plan and streamline our development so that it is inclusive and sustainable,” he said, adding that the one-day showcase was launched by Kota Tinggi district officer Datin Paduka Hazlina Jalil.
Fizwan shared that MPP had organised a sharing session with the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (Johor) on its initiatives.
“Some of the plans discussed include placing smart CCTVs in designated areas, smart traffic lights, digital banners and adopting the econtract system.
“We also shared our smart waste management system, which is in line with the low carbon society agenda,” he said, adding that these developments were important in attracting more investors to the district.
Meanwhile, Hazlina said the showcase also shared the six initiatives to strengthen investment activities introduced by the state government to achieve its target of becoming a developed state by 2030.
“This includes practising smart and green management in our day-to-day work, such as introducing an online payment initiative and placing a mobile counter away from the office.
“Kota Tinggi has the potential to become the gateway for international tourism activities with the opening of the Desaru Ferry Terminal and the ongoing development at the Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal and Tanjung Pengelih Ferry Terminal,” she said.
Hazlina shared that besides tourism, the Kota Tinggi district also focused on developing the oil and gas hub namely the Pengerang Integrated Complex and Pengerang Deepwater Terminal.
“These projects have given life to the district as the main international investment destination, so we need to organise a better strategy to attract more investors to the area so that we can create a more vibrant development,” she added.