With its policies and framework in place, The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) is all set to take ECER to the next level of development.
Comprising the states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and the district of Mersing in Johor, Malaysia’s East Coast Economic Region (ECER) occupies more than half of Peninsular Malaysia. It has an area spanning across more than 66,000 sq km, with a population of nearly 3.9 million, representing about 14.5% of the total population of Malaysia.
“Led by the noble vision of transforming ECER into a developed region by 2020, The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) was formed under the East Coast Economic Region Development Council Act 2008 (Act 688). A special purpose vehicle and statutory body, ECERDC is entrusted with the responsibility of implementing projects and key programmes identified in the ECER Master Plan,” says ECERDC CEO, Dato’ Jebasingam Issace John.
ECERDC plays a crucial role in the implementation of the directions, policies and strategies in relation to the region’s development, which covers the physical infrastructure as well as economic and social aspects. It establishes policies, direction, strategies and initiatives in relation to sustainable development, including environmental protection, management and conservation. Coordinating with the government agencies, it also undertakes investment promotion efforts for ECER, domestically and abroad.