NCER States

Perlis

NCER States

Perlis

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Located at the northernmost part of Peninsular Malaysia, Perlis plays a vital role in connecting Malaysia with neighbouring Thailand through the Padang Besar Railway Terminal, the sole rail connection between the two countries.

 

On-going projects within the state that focus on green manufacturing, halal industries and renewable energy are set to further boost investment into the state and transform the state’s economic landscape in near future.

KEY STATISTICS

KEY ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

Services

  • Logistics and Border Economy Activities
  • Renewable Energy Generation – Solar

Manufacturing

  • Halal Industries
  • Green Manufacturing

Agriculture

  • Integrated Dairy Farming
  • Superfruits

Tourism

  • Geotourism
  • Border Tourism
  • Ecotourism

DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

The focus for Perlis will be on enhancing its logistics capacities and industrialisation through key catalytic projects which aim to create more job opportunities for the locals. This is in line with the state’s aspiration to become a harmonious city-state by 2030, whose economic growth is complemented with infrastructure development to strengthen the state’s logistics capabilities.

TARGETS FOR PERLIS BY 2025

Key Development Zones

Under the NCER Strategic Development Plan (2021-2025), four key Development Zones have been identified in Perlis based on the resources, population concentration and economic potential of each location.

 

The Key Development Zones are Perlis-Kedah-Thailand Strategic Border Zone, Perlis-Satun-Langkawi Biodiversity Zone, Kuala Perlis-Kangar-Kota Raja Growth Corridor, and Perlis National Food Security Zone.

Z1 – PERLIS – KEDAH – THAILAND STRATEGIC BORDER ZONE

Z2 – PERLIS – LANGKAWI – SATUN BIODIVERSITY ZONE

Z3 – KUALA PERLIS – KANGAR – KOTA RAJA GROWTH CORRIDOR

Z4 – PERLIS NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY ZONE

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