Malaysia Vision Valley (MVV) is an integrated economic region complementing the development of Greater
Kuala Lumpur and the National Conurbation. A new growth area located in the state of Negeri Sembilan.
Now known as MVV 2.0, it is a state-led private sector-driven development envisioned to be a world-class
metropolis that is Competitive, Inclusive and Clean. Driven by Public-Private Partnerships, MVV 2.0 aspires
to deliver economic impact to Malaysia by bringing in international and local investors, creating job and
business opportunities. The overall development spans across 379,087 acres (153,411 hectares) of land covering
Districts of Seremban and Port Dickson.
The development is part of the National Physical Plan (NPP), where it has been identified as one of the 17
Promoted Development Zones to be given priority at national level. It is also part of the State Structure Plan (SSP),
aimed at positioning the Seremban and Port Dickson districts as extensions of Greater Kuala Lumpur.
MVV 2.0 aims to position itself as a global player by taking full advantage of the positive spillover effects of
the growth of Greater Kuala Lumpur, minimizing the competition effect of the much stronger urban core of Greater
Kuala Lumpur. Launched on the 13th December 2018 by the YAB. Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, the development will
focus on more on economic growth and jobs creation concentrating more towards the green and clean technology and
manufacturing based industries that delivers inclusiveness, competitiveness and sustainability to the people, economy
The launch also saw the unveiling of the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) for MVV 2.0 and the publicity for its
local plan. The CDP defines the growth development plan for MVV 2.0, along with its catalytic development focus, economic
& social benefits and sustainability and environmental aspirations. The CDP also prioritises various aspects of economy,
environment and social development within the MVV 2.0 development area. This is in ensuring that the implementation and
execution of MVV will be done in a holistic approach, benefiting all people and businesses as it grow.
The whole development will be facilitated by a state-led agency, MVV Secretariat which act as the governing body in ensuring
that the development follows the guidelines and initiatives that has been outlined in the CDP MVV 2.0. Focusing on
four economic drivers which are the High Technology Manufacturing, Wellness Tourism, Skill-Based Education & Research,
and Specialised Services.
Sime Darby Property Berhad will be undertaking this project as the Master Developer, which
allows for an enhancement of the value of landbank within the MVV 2.0 development area. Key
projects that will become among the principal drivers of the country’s future economic growth
and social development will be taken on. The company’s significant role in MVV 2.0 is a continuation
of their commitment towards the development of Negeri Sembilan.
In line with the priorities of the State Government, Sime Darby Property Berhad is planning for the
development of a high-tech and industrial park, which is the first heartbeat project among the identified
six within the first phase of developments to be activated. Sime Darby Property currently owns 2,838 acres
within the MVV 2.0; and has the option to acquire another 8,796 acres from Sime Darby Berhad within five
years from the date of its listing. The first phase of MVV 2.0 spans over a 30-year development period covering 27,000 acres.
The first developmental project will be in Parcel A, Nilai which is actually a set of palm oil estates namely Hamilton,
New Labu, Labu and Kirby along the stretch of North South Expressway near the R&R Seremban. The development order for the
physical development approval has been submitted by the master developer and once all are cleared by this year, we expect the
construction works to start next year.
The State Government also welcome any interested parties to invest and participate in the development as long as it’s in line
with the four economic clusters highlighted in the CDP MVV 2.0. The State Government, through MVV Secretariat, will facilitate the
whole process with end to end handholding exercise in ensuring the smooth sailing of the investment realization in the area.
Located at the south of the Klang Valley, MVV 2.0 is the natural destination and sponge for the spillover impacts of the Klang
Valley where developments thrive. Its strategic location next door to the country’s international gateway i.e Kuala Lumpur International
Airport (KLIA), its proximity to major towns and growth centres in the National Conurbation such as Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Kajang and Bangi,
and its relatively still serene and low-keyed affordable living environment makes MVV 2.0 an attractive alternative location sought after
outside of the Klang Valley area. This is further influenced by the strong southward development push driven by market forces and enhanced
connectivity between MVV 2.0 and Klang Valley.
Infrastructure is a key enabler to a successful development. Good infrastructure provides stability and confidence for investments,
particularly in a regional context such as MVV 2.0. In planning for infrastructure needs within MVV 2.0, the current infrastructure
was assessed to determine MVV’s readiness to support aggressive growth patterns in the following years. The assessment includes utility
and infrastructure components such as water, sewer, power, gas, telecommunications, highways, roads and railways.
While the existing utility infrastructure within MVV provides a generous capacity to accommodate the growth pace of current
socio-economic activities, the injection of growth outlines in the CDP MVV 2.0 is more aggressive. Current planning by utility service
providers will need to be enhanced to include the development projections in MVV. Several initiatives have been outlined as follows:
Provide Sustainable Water Resource Management
With this initiative, we evaluates strategies to implement sustainable water management practices and water balance strategy that
address both supply and demand. By focusing on sustainability, MVV’s goal is to identify and propose the means by which the region
can maintain adequate quantity and quality of water supply for current and future residents, without compromising the community’s
ability to benefit from the economic opportunities of MVV 2.0.
Provide Clean and Efficient Energy
With the growth of activities and population anticipated in MVV 2.0, the region must implement policies in curbing carbon emission
through efficient consumption as well as optimisation of RE utilisation.
Develop High Speed Connectivity and Smart Applications
For a high economic growth area like MVV 2.0, reliable High Speed Broadband (HSBB) is a key enabler which attracts investors and
population into the region. The delivery of HSBB to all parts of MVV must be a priority. MVV’s strategy follows the National
Broadband Implementation Strategy initiative which provides basic broadband services in areas that could not be commercially served,
and the Heartbeat projects which provide fibre based connectivity in key areas across MVV 2.0.
Integrate Solid Waste Management Applications
The development of MVV takes into account a solid waste management strategy which provides strategic directions for residential,
commercial and industrial waste management activities. At present, all municipal solid waste within Seremban and Port Dickson are
delivered to the 700 tons per day capacity SMART Waste to Energy Landfill in Ladang Tanah Merah which is currently managed by Cypark
Resources Bhd. The strategy must outline methods for practical and sustainable waste management service delivery in each of the short,
medium and long term periods. It should also focus on waste reduction and reuse strategies for the region to ensure that the lifespan
of landfills are prolonged and expansion or addition of new landfills are avoided in the future.
The provision of comprehensive mobility in MVV 2.0 depends on the availability of transport infrastructure that provides international and
regional connectivity with MVV 2.0 as well as provides local linkages within surrounding area. Enhancement in connectivity is much needed in
order to strengthen the connections between here and its surrounding regions particularly the National Conurbation (Greater Kuala Lumpur/
Klang Valley) which has played a major role in the formation of MVV 2.0.
The identified heartbeat projects are anticipated to drive economic activities in MVV 2.0 within the planning period; as a result,
more people are expected to reside in, commute to MVV 2.0 for work or visit the area. Hence, the development of green/clean
transport infrastructures must be complemented with urban planning and design concepts that encourage people to adopt cleaner lifestyle,
because the green/ clean transport infrastructures and services alone will not push private vehicle users into public transport. We
strongly believe that a comprehensive mobility is important as a basic human needs. Mobility allows a human being to realise his/her
freedom and not be challenged or marginalised.
MVV 2.0 is highly connected at the regional level through several transportation infrastructure networks i.e. rail and roadways. This
makes the development accessible from all parts of the country. There are four main highways that provide accessibility to MVV 2.0
namely North South Expressway (E2), ELITE (E6), LEKAS (E21), and Seremban–Port Dickson Expressway (E29).
However, reconfiguration of the road network system in MVV is crucial to help achieve the objectives for comprehensive mobility. The
re-configuration includes revamping of the existing right-of-way and road cross section to include a more efficient and safe pedestrian
walkways and to install cycle lanes within the road composition. Reconfiguration of the road network system includes construction of new
highways and roads to complete both regional and local connectivity for areas in MVV 2.0.
YB. Dato’ Dr. Razali bin Ab Malik
State Secretary of Negeri Sembilan