MELAKA The Melaka government is focusing on development of the offshore economy through the Melaka Waterfront Economic Zone (M-WEZ) initiative to revive the state economy post-COVID-19, the State Legislative Assembly was told today.
Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali (BN-Lendu) said the M-WEZ development plan was currently being formulated by the state Economic Action Council (MTEN) which was also planning various other initiatives in developing the state economy post-COVID-19.
“M-WEZ and various initiatives which being planned with input from experts in various fields would maximise the use of the latest technology, especially digital as well as attract more investment which is expected to provide a huge economic boost for the state,” he said when winding up the adjournment speech at the Seri Negeri Complex in Ayer Keroh here.
In this regard, Sulaiman said the state government would also propose the establishment of a specialised agency either at the state or federal level to coordinate and implement the development of M-WEZ.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Adly Zahari (Amanah-Bukit Katil) in his adjournment speech said the state government should focus on strengthening the gig economy.
The assembly adjourned sine die.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency