International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast


Planning Process of Development Project in the Malaysian Context: A Crucial Brief Overview
Abdul Aziz Abdullah, Zakaria Harun, Hamzah Abdul Rahman


Successful development project is crucial to all project stakeholders. Meeting the dateline to complete a project will be an added advantage for both the developer and the land owner. Project development just like construction project will encounter some form of project life cycle (PLC). A typical PLC of developmental project comprise of a initiation and planning phase, construction phase and post construction phase. Further, the implementation of the one-stop-centre (OSC) by Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) nationwide in April 2007 have succesfully improved the delivery system of the planning process. As the result of the MHLG bold step, a more systematic planning process have benefited the developers, consultant and the authorities. In lieu of this, it is imperative that all the consultants and the developer should comply to the guidelines, rules and regulations stipulated in the standard manual drawn by Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and the MHLG to ascertain a smoother planning approval process. Thus, in long run, all these moves implemented by the government should attract more foreign direct investment (FDI).


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