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Sunday, 11 February 2018

(NST) Nilai enjoys massive development


NILAI: What started with only two old shops surrounded by wilderness, has now emerged as a rapid growing centre of administration, settlements and industrial areas.

The Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said Nilai district has been enjoying massive development, as a result of the state government’s effort to improve the standard of living of the people and the state.

He said various measures had been taken, including allocating RM4 million, to upgrade and build flats in the area.

He said the construction of a new highway from Taman Semarak to Kampung LBJ and Sendayan would begin in the near future involving an allocation of RM500 million.

"The government has also built highways from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, to the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS), and the route from Jalan Seremban-Kuala Pilah to Serting will be upgraded," he said.

According to Mohamad, the government had also set up a new hospital at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) which would provide medical facilities for residents in Nilai.

"This is the government's agenda but the opposition claims it is their struggle. Two term mandate has been given to them but no changes have been made so far, “ he said at the Semarak Kasih Leader and Community programme organised by Kami Community Residents Club at Taman Semarak Night Market Site here today.

Also present were National MCA Youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon; Seremban Umno division chief Datuk Abu Ubaidah Redza; Yang Dipertua Nilai Municipal Council (MPN) Datuk Abd Halim Abd Latif and Taman Awana Indah MIC Chairman, Datuk Seri Dr S Surash.

Mohamad said the Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) would soon be upgraded as Seremban City Council (MBS) covering the Seremban and Nilai areas.

Meanwhile, National MCA Youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon said that as someone who was born and grew up in Nilai, he was happy to witness the changes that had taken place, proving Barisan Nasional (BN) administration's excellence.

He said there was nothing to be proud of in Nilai in 1918, with only two old shops and some oil palm plantations.

"Today, I am proud to see the rapid development in Nilai, so much so that this area has also been included in the Malaysian Vision Valley (MVV) project.

"So I must say, please support the Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to plan for more future developments," he said.