KOTA MARUDU: The fast-developing pace of this northern town as the economic growth centre of the north has not gone unnoticed.
To date, Kota Marudu has 593 operating shoplots and 65 more are still under construction to meet the increasing demands from entrepreneurs.
“New projects will be implemented to cater for population and commercial growth of the district,” said Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, the Member of Parliament here.
In addition, there are 929 residential houses completed, with another 1,839 units currently being built.
Ongkili who is also Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Minister added that RM95 million has also been approved for the upgrading of sewerage facility here.
He said another RM45 million has been allocated to upgrade the district’s water treatment plant. Both projects are funded by the Federal Government through KeTTHA.
“In addition, we are also upgrading of the town’s main road to dual carriageway to solve the acute traffic congestion.
“Proper planning and adequate government funding are needed to manage the district’s economic success,” he said when witnessing the swearing in of Councillors for the Kota Marudu District Council, here, Tuesday.
Ongkili said all the existing and proposed development were achievable, and attributed it to the both the Federal and State governments’ support.
“I would like to urge the councillors to work smart and work hard.
“Keep Kota Marudu clean, attractive locality for business, free of illegal gambling and illegal immigrants, and minimal social ills such drug abuse and crimes,” he added.