PM: ECERDC has drawn RM13 billion in committed investment [NSTTV]

KOTA BARU: The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) has successful attracted committed investment totalling RM13 billion, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the committed investment, as of Aug 31, was expected to generate 7,080 job opportunities and nearly 300 entrepreneurship opportunities.

"The 300 business opportunities will bring us closer towards the target of RM14 billion in committed investment.

"I am confident that the Kelantan special incentive package as well as the reopening of the country's borders will help ECERDC attract even more high-impact investment," he said, speaking at the launch of the Kampung Laut Heritage Village here today.

Also present were Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob; Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar; Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail and Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.

Ismail Sabri said apart from the Kampung Laut Heritage Village project, another ECERDC project for Kelantan under the federal government was the construction of the Palekbang bridge.

He said the bridge project, slated to begin at the year-end, was expected to resolve Kota Baru's traffic woes and boost the local socio-economy.

"I've been informed that the appointment of contractors for the project will be finalised at the end of this year. The four kilometre bridge will also serve as another attraction for Kampung Laut.

"This is the federal government's continuous commitment to ensure balanced development for the people of Kelantan, in line with the aspirations of the Malaysian Family," he added.

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