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MELAKA OFFICIALLY DECLARED “DEVELOPED STATE” AT 20.10HRS ON 20TH. OCTOBER 2010

MALACCA: Ten years of hard work paid off when this historical state was officially declared a “developed state” yesterday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak made the declaration via tele-conferencing from Kuala Lumpur to thousands of Malac cans gathered at a grand ceremony in Stadium Hang Jebat in Krubong last night.

The crowd cheered and clapped when Najib made the declaration at the auspicious time and date of 2010 hours on 20.10.2010.

Exciting display: Fireworks being set off during the “Developed Malacca 2010: Green Technology State City” declaration ceremony at Stadium Hang Jebat in Krubong Wednesday night.

The event was themed “Develop ed Malacca 2010: Green Techno logy State City.”

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said it was a truly proud day for Malaccans as the state was finally recognised as a developed state by the Organisa tion for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

He added that the state would have a special one-off holiday today. Jon Hall, who has been leading the OECD’s Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Socie ties, said Malaccans had higher than the OECD’s minimum levels in virtually all indicators.

In Kuala Lumpur, Najib who made the announcement from the Putra World Trade Centre where the Umno general assembly is being held – said the Federal Government would give full support to Malacca.

“The people of Malacca should be proud that they have a hard-working and visionary leader,” he added.

Najib then made the official declaration and signed an electronic plaque declaring Malacca a developed state. This was sent to Mohd Ali via an electronic capsule.

Rail progress: A monorail travelling along the Malacca River during its inaugural trip after the launching by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam Wednesday. Mohd Ali said the monorail would start operations after obtaining approval from the relevant authorities. The 24-passenger monorail runs from Taman Rempah in Pengkalan Rama to Kampung Bunga Raya Pantai in the heart of the historic city. The RM15.9mil project is part of the state’s aim to further tap the potential of the Malacca River as a tourist attraction. — A. MALEX YAHAYA / The Star

Separately, Mohd Ali also launched the RM15.9mil monorail with an inaugural ride at Spice Garden yesterday afternoon.

The monorail service starts operations today.

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Melaka Maju 2010…by OECD

Melaka Maju 2010…by OECD

October 23, 2010
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At last the announcement was been made by Prime Minister at 8.10 on 20/10. Announcement was made from Video Conferencing Buletin Utama TV3 at PWTC. At Stadium Hang JEbat Melaka, it was massive 50,000 crowd. Governor,Chief Miniester, Speaker of the House, State Exco Members also celebrating with the people. Also Present at Stadium Hang Jebat Melaka was John Hall – Project Leader, The Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies OECD.

Read the news here.

From OECD perspectives, Melaka has past 29 from 32 indicator that is fixed by OECD. Among the 29 Melaka is number one in 7 indicator that are clean water supply (100%), 100% of electric supply, low poverty, low crime rate, good contribution from manufacturing sector and good growth of population.

And after this the state government want to focus on to be City of Green Technologies (Negeri Bandar Teknologi Hijau). The Go Green Initiative will be based on renewable energy. With the Melaka World Solar Valley that is under development with the investment of RM2 billion located at Rembia Alor Gajah. It will help the initiative.

So… Kudos to Melaka!

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20.10.2010, 20.10pm


Melaka as a Develop State Mascot with Chief Minister at Melaka Maju 2010 Seminar. Read the news here.

On that day and time, Melaka will be declared as a Develop State in Malaysia. The Status is not from Melaka Itself but will be given by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ). OECD is a International Organization located in Paris. More about about OECD here.

The move to make Melaka a develop State started 10 years ago by Melaka Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Hj. Mohd. Ali bin Mohd. Rustam. Now until this October, Melaka are on the right track with 32 indicator give by OECD, Melaka already achieve 29 Indicator.

The score for Melaka now is 90.6% where Tourism Sector is most high in rank with 8.9 million tourist visit to Melaka.

After Melaka declared as a develop state, Melaka will move into Green Technology and bringing high income to the Melakans.

With low crime rates in Malaysia and low poverty among the people, Melaka can be a nice place to stay.

Melakans should be proud of this..