KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur is being readied to become a world-class metropolis and one of the top liveable cities by 2020, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
“A major ongoing project is the Mass Rapid Transit system that is expected to bolster the investment proposition of Greater Kuala Lumpur, the ‘pulse of Malaysia’s economic activity’,” he added when closing the Third Meeting of Governors/Mayors of ASEAN Capitals, here, today.
Tengku Adnan believed that networking among ASEAN capitals – to be signed into the Kuala Lumpur Declaration – would become a reality and improve the quality of life in the cities concerned.
He said Kuala Lumpur aimed to double tourist arrivals to 16 million by 2025 while generating RM4 billion in additional investments and creating 71,000 job opportunities.
“To achieve this, Kuala Lumpur will need to unlock its full potential as a destination by developing an ambitious strategic plan across all key tourism segments,” he said. Hence, the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Master Plan 2015-2025, launched on Jan 15.
The meeting, held from Sunday to today, was to form a solid collaborative framework for the contribution of local governments towards the ASEAN political-security community, economic community, and socio-cultural community.
The meeting focused on attracting and retaining a high-calibre labour force in the travel and tourism industry for ASEAN capital cities and promoting ASEAN cultures, among others.