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Land use planning for food source areas approved master plan – KPKT

KUALA LUMPUR (April 25): The National Spatial Planning Council (MPFN) on Thursday approved the key policy related to urban and rural planning, namely the Land Use Planning Master Plan for Food Source Areas, aimed at reducing dependence on imported food products.

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) said in a statement that the master plan is one of the intervention measures that also aims to increase the country’s self-reliance in food supply.

“The master plan proposes four thrusts, twenty strategies, 48 ​​actions and 102 initiatives to be implemented by all stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Safety and its agencies, as well as state authorities,” the statement said.

The 44th MPFN meeting chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Putrajaya also discussed six working papers, including one for approval, three for agreement and two for notifications.

KPKT said the proposed strategies of the master plan aim to ensure the conservation and conservation of land use in national food source areas, emphasize modern technology to increase productivity and provide fiscal incentives to the state government to conserve food source areas.

It was said that the meeting also considered the Guidelines for the Implementation of Urban Renewal which serve as a reference for the government, state authorities, local governments, property developers and stakeholders interested in the redevelopment of marginalised, dilapidated and economically unviable settlements to improve urban design.

KPKT is also drafting a bill related to urban renewal, which will emphasize the creation of livable new cities and reset of consent thresholds, the report said.

“In addition to the food security aspect, MPFN also looks at the issue of rapid development that has led to some settlements in urban areas being left behind in terms of progress, especially old and abandoned buildings, as well as brownfield and greyfield sites that require urban renewal initiatives. “, the statement said.