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Friday, 23 June 2017

(The Star) KotaSAS in Pahang set to become new growth centre

KUANTAN: Kota Sultan Ahmad Shah (KotaSAS) is set to become the state’s new growth centre with various development projects to be implemented in a span of 25 years.

Acting Sultan of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, said the development works are due for completion in 2035, with a targeted population of 30,000 who will live there and 9,000 employed in the township.

“KotaSAS is a planned and integrated township comprising administrative, commercial and residential areas which have been developed since 2010.

“Work on a new administrative centre for the state government has also started and is expected to be completed by 2020.

“It includes state and Federal Government offices, a state legislative assembly building and the office of the Pahang Mentri Besar,” he said.

Tengku Abdullah said this in his speech at a terawih prayers and buka puasa event organised by Tanah Makmur Bhd at the Ash Shafie Mosque in KotaSAS.

Also present was Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

Others present included Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, KotaSAS Group managing director Tengku Datuk Seri Ahmad Faisal Tengku Ibrahim and KotaSAS Group chief operating officer Shahrul Nizam Ab Aziz.

At the event, 100 orphans and hardcore poor from Bukit Goh, Kampung Padang and the surrounding areas received donations from Tengku Abdullah and Tunku Azizah.

Tengku Abdullah also said KotaSAS was set to become the transportation hub for the state when it was selected as one of the main stations in Kuantan for the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL).

Work on the route will begin at the end of this year and is expected to be completed by 2021 for the first phase which includes the state of Pahang.

“Plans for other development in KotaSaS include headquarters of the Pahang police contingent, the second state mosque, medical facilities as well as a shop­ping centre,” he said. – Bernama