The Greater Klang Valley will allow all four local authorities to be combined and coordinated through a system that can increase service efficiency, based on Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari. This is going to make it easier for the government to carry out its business as a service provider for citizens from Petaling Jaya to Klang.
SHAH ALAM, 27 July 2023 – According to Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, the decision of granting the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) city status will help the Selangor government’s plans to create a Greater Klang Valley administration.
Amirudin honored Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming for making the announcement on 26th of July, which puts the Royal Town of Klang in line for becoming Selangor’s fourth city after Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, and Subang
Greater Klang Valley, involving the four local authorities, has been planned to serve as a model metropolitan area for Malaysia and Southeast Asia, says Amirudin.
He added that, with a variety of profitable economic options, this upgrade of the status will allow Klang to keep growing as a sustainable city.
He also stated that with the forming of the Greater Klang Valley, all four local authorities will be able to work together more effectively and facilitate government business as a service provider for citizens from Petaling Jaya to Klang.
In fact, he claimed that Greater Klang Valley may serve as a test site for high-speed internet services, particularly 5G, in the hopes of providing totally digital government services in these areas.
If our administration receives a new mandate from the people of Selangor, one of its primary priorities in the upcoming term will be the growth of the Greater Klang Valley.
According to Amirudin, “detailed planning like this is yet another indication that the state administration is not at ease and constantly searching for ways to improve processes and service levels.”
In order to speed up the declaration of Klang as a city, the proposal and decision, according to him, will then be forwarded to Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah for approval.
Nga stated on 26th of July that the ministry has approved 21 projects (Sentuhan Kasih programme) totaling RM5 million to develop public facilities in the municipality to help with the proposed upgrading of Klang’s status.