Development Strategy and Physical Characteristics of New Towns in Malaysia

Dasimah Bt Omar

Abstract


The development strategy and physical characteristics adopted for the new towns developed by the State Economic Development Corporations in Peninsular Malaysia were to fulfill the Malaysian Government’s vision. The Federal and the State Governments play an important role in quality social programs. This research presents the analysis and the synthesis of data collected from six selected State Economic Development Corporations involved in new town development. The research focus on various aspects including the background of each new town, the land use distribution and the development progress of thirteen new towns.  The evaluation was made on all new towns and their achievements were compared. The creation of new towns by the State Economic Development Corporations was to satisfy the national policy where the social service objectives supersede the profit making objectives. The research found that the development of new towns by the State Economic Development Corporations in Peninsular Malaysia proven some success.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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