The government will also amend the uniform building

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Unformatted text preview: nd of 2015 (from around 40 percent currently). This is being achieved through a combination of high speed broadband (up to 100 Mbps) in high economic impact areas (such as Greater Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley) and broadband to the general population (below 5 Mbps) in semi-urban and rural areas. The Government is jointly funding the rollout of the former via a partnership with the private sector and the latter partly through the Universal Services Provision fund. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts will continue to work with telecommunications companies to widen network coverage, increase network speeds and further increase broadband affordability. The Government will also amend the Uniform Building By-Law 1984 to mandate developers to incorporate broadband facilities in residential and commercial areas. Economic Transformation Programme 107 A Roadmap For Malaysia Logistics Malaysia has some of the region’s best logistical infrastructure, including the award-winning Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the North-South Highway linking the length of Peninsular Malaysia and Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Johor. To support the success of the ETP, we will upgrade existing infrastructure, such as roads, ports and airports, and construct new logistics infrastructure if there is a sufficient business case, in order to facilitate the efficient movement of people and goods. Infrastructure investments are one of the core themes of the Greater KL/KV NKEA: the high speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and the mass rapid transit system within Greater KL/KV. In addition, infrastructure investment has been requested to upgrade Bintulu into an international airport to attract silicon producers (E&E) and to speed up construction of roads leading to a big box boulevard in Nusajaya (Wholesale and Retail). Improving logistical infrastructure will have far-reaching impact for the country beyond the NKEAs. For this reason, the Government has already committed to enhancing access and connectivity under the Tenth Malaysia Plan. Specifically, the Government has committed to: • Building and improving roads Several key roads such as the Penang Second Bridge (linking Penang island to the mainland) and the South Klang Valley Expressway are scheduled to be completed from 2012 onwards; • Developing the rail network The Government will extend the North-South electrified double-track railway line to Johor Bahru, purchase new train sets (and refurbish existing ones) and modernise facilities and technologies for rail services on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah; • Upgrading maritime infrastructure Initiatives include dredging port channels to cater for bigger vessels and expanding capacity at Westport of Port Klang, Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Penang Port; and • Improving airports Among others, the Government is building a new low-cost carrier terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and expanding passenger...
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