SEREMBAN: Popular beach resort, Port Dickson will soon be given a new facelift with the approval of a land reclamation project by the National Physical Council recently.
The project will involve 3,237 ha of the sea which is in line with the long-term development plan of Port Dickson under the Malaysian Vision Valley project (MVV) by 2045.
Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said, the reclamation project will see the redevelopment of Port Dickson as the new vibrant populated city.
“The National Physical Council has approved the reclamation involving between 2,428ha to 3,237ha of sea land near Jimah, Lukut Port Dickson.
This is to expand the land for not only tourism purposes but also to build more residential and industrial areas,” he said.
“The project will only be conducted on unused muddy area and will not involve coast and mangroves. The development too will be in line with the policy of promoting the tourism industry, with more residential, hotel and commercial buildings are set to be built,” he said.
Mohamad added, the project will not disrupt the river and sea flow, as regulated in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.
“We will not compromise on this matter,” he said after chairing the Exco meeting here today.
Mohamad added, the redevelopment of Port Dickson is needed to revive the beach resort as a new vibrant and expanding city.
“The development of Port Dickson wasn’t designed properly in the past, so we feel that it is time to redevelop it.
We want to turn it into a populated city, with visitors crowding the beach resort everyday, not just on weekends or holiday season.
“I have confidence that this can be realised especially when other development plans for Port Dickson are also in the pipeline.
Commuter services from Seremban as well as highways connecting Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Port Dickson which will soon be introduced will also help to revive the area,” he said.