National Urban Policy is a policy to guide and coordinate the planning and urban development to be more efficient and systematic in particular to manage the increasing number of urban residents in 2020 with emphasis on the balance between the social, economic and physical development in the city.

National Urban Policy will be the main thrust in all urban planning and development activities in Peninsular Malaysia including the preparation of development plans at the state and local levels. This policy outlines the core, policies, measures and action plans to coordinate and manage the implementation of the municipality.

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The Second National Urbanisation Policy (NUP2), 2016-2025 is prepared to continue the actions which have not been implemented fully in NUP 2006. NUP2 has incorporated the following -

  • Latest policies of the Federal and State Governments;
  • Current urban issues;
  • National Vision Plan;
  • The 11th Malaysia Plan; and
  • International policies and strategies such as the Eco2 Cities, COP15 Copenhagen, The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Global Competitiveness Report and other related reports.

NUP2 is an urban management action plan for a period of ten years from 2016-2025. NUP2 is provided to guide and coordinate urban planning to be more efficient and systematic, to manage increasing number of city dwellers and to promote integration and unity in the city. NUP2 have been expanded to include the Federal Territory of Labuan and State of Sabah.

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