NCER Strategic Development Plan 2021 - 2025

Ensuring shared prosperity through balanced regional growth. 
Targets to achieve by 2025:

 

Household Income (Mean) 
RM10,508
Household Income (B40 Median)
RM4,203
Gross Domestic Product
RM300 bil
Job Creation (Cumulative)
161,197
Investment (Cumulative)
RM146.5 bil
Entrepreneurs (Cumulative)
40,299

Serve as the framework to spur more economic growth

This is in line with the Malaysian Government’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 that emphasises on economic to deliver sustained growth with social inclusion.

The plan is anchored on our vision of Growth with Equity and our goal of NCER becoming a world-class economic region by 2025. It outlines the strategies, insights and targeted achievements that would bring about positive spillover effects for the community. It also acts as the basis for the implementation of projects and programmes in NCER under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).

Our key outcomes

The strategic framework targets the following four key outcomes which will ultimately benefit the rakyat and enhance their socioeconomic wellbeing.

 

Job Creation

Job Creation

The focus of this key outcome is to increase employment opportunities for the locals and youths in the northern region by providing more semi-skilled and high-skilled jobs, as well as increase the participation of women in the workforce.

Encourage Entrepreneurship

Encourage Entrepreneurship

The second key outcome is focused on encouraging and creating opportunities for entrepreneurship at all levels of community, in addition to providing opportunities for Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in terms of micro-credentials and other social enterprises.

High Income

High Income

The focus of the third key outcome is on reducing income disparity between the states in NCER, as well as within the states themselves, in order to reduce the income gap between the northern region and other regions in the country. This also includes elevating the income of the B40-40 group, as well as increasing the Bumiputera income contribution to the GDP.

Increase Private Investment

Increase Private Investment

This new key outcome is focused on strengthening the competitiveness of the northern region in order to attract investment from both domestic and foreign sources. Hence, greater private sector participation in the economy will be encouraged to further drive sustainable growth.

Our Key Strategic Thrusts

These strategic thrusts under the new framework place equal emphasis on socioeconomic development and the rakyat; and are aligned with the three key dimensions of the Shared Prosperity model – Sustainable Economic Growth, Social Re-engineering and Conversation and Preservation of Environment.

 

Key Strategic Thrusts

 

 

Sustainable Economic Growth

 

  • Drive development in key priority and strategic sectors
     
  • Reduce regional development disparities and urban-rural imbalance
     
  • Foster entrepreneurship culture


 

Social Re-engineering

 

  • Prioritise social capital
     
  • Empowering women and youth
     
  • Enhance liveability and quality of life
     
  • Support Bumiputera and inclusive agenda


 

Conservation and Preservation of Environment

 

  • Sustainable development with smart clean technology
     
  • Sustainable management of natural resources
     
  • Conservation and preservation of natural resources
     
  • Focus on renewable / clean energy
  1. SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

    • Drive development in key priority & strategic sectors
    • Reduce regional development disparities & urban-rural imbalance
    • Foster entrepreneurship culture
  2. SOCIAL RE-ENGINEERING

    • Prioritise social capital
    • Empowering women and youth
    • Enhance liveability & quality of life
    • Support Bumiputera & inclusive agenda
  3. CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION OF ENVIRONMENT

    • Sustainable development with smart clean technology
    • Sustainable management of natural resources
    • Conservation and preservation of natural resources
    • Focus on renewable / clean energy

High Impact Projects Across Key Priority Sectors

High impact projects to be implemented across key priority sectors to spearhead regional development.
 

workforce management
01

Manufacturing

  • Electrical and electronics (E&E)
  • Machinery and equipments (M&E)
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Medical devices
  • Rubber
  • Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)
cargo inland port
02

Services

  • Tourism
  • Logistics and connectivity
  • Digital Economy
  • Education
Agribusiness
03

Agribusiness

  • Paddy
  • Cash crops
  • Fisheries
  • Livestock