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National Physical Planning Division

Objectives

  • Formulate a strategic and integrated land-use framework for the year 2020;
  • Formulate the National Urbanization Policy (NUP) to guide and coordinate urban planning and development so as to be more efficient and systematic;
  • Planning and coordinating the implementation of the Land Readjustment System (PTB) as a method of development in the country;
  • Perform business efficiently, orderly and effectively as scheduled within the stipulated period, while monitoring feedback in an orderly manner, in accordance with the prescribed time and format; and,
  • Formulate a National Rural Physical Planning Policy to guide and coordinate planning and rural development efficiently and systematically.

Division Functions

  • To formulate a strategic and integrated land-use framework through preparation, implementation monitoring and review of the National Physical Plan, National Urbanisation Policy, Land Readjustment System and National Rural Physical Planning Policy;
  • To serve as secretariat for the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC).

National Physical Plan Unit

  • To prepare and review the National Physical Plan;
  • To coordinate and monitor implementation of the National Physical Plan,
  • To monitor implementation of policies; and,
  • To monitor land use changes in accordance to the National Physical Plan classification;
  • To prepare the National Physical Plan Implementation Report and table it to the National Physical Planning Council every two years;
  • To prepare policy papers, reports and studies related to the National Physical Plan;
  • To manage the National Physical Plan information system;
  • To provide input for policymaking and feedback on global agenda and regional matters;
  • To provide input and expertise to national and state agencies and committees at the Federal and State levels on strategic issues of national interest;
  • To establish cooperation with other agencies in implementing the National Physical Plan and related policies;
  • To disseminate, consult and publicize the National Physical Plan and other related policies;
  • To provide expert physical planning advice in the formulation of Five-Year Malaysia Plans (FYMP);
  • To serve as secretariat to the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) and other committees relating to the National Physical Plan.

National Urbanisation Policy Unit

  • To formulate the National Urbanisation Policy (NUP);
  • To conduct publicity and dissemination of information on the NUP;
  • To coordinate and monitor the implementation of the NUP;
  • To prepare monitoring and implementation report on NUP once a year;
  • To develop and manage the Implementation Monitoring System for NUP;
  • To establish cooperation with other agencies in the implementation of the NUP;
  • To review the NUP every ten years or when directed by the NPPC;
  • To conduct studies on urbanisation:
  • To conduct profile study of towns in Peninsular Malaysia;
  • To develop, manage and update the Town Information System;
  • To provide expertise services to other agencies on matters related to urbanisation;
  • To serve as secretariat for the NUP Coordinating Committee;
  • To prepare memorandum papers for the NPPC/Cabinet in relation to urbanisation policies.

National Rural Physical Planning Policy Unit

  • Prepare the National Rural Physical Planning Policy;
  • Give input in the formulation of the National Rural Transformation Programme;
  • Provide input and expertise to federal and state agencies in dealing with strategic issues of rural physical planning and land use;
  • Establish cooperation with federal and state agencies pertaining to rural planning;
  • Conduct studies on the physical profiles of villages;
  • Initiate and undertake necessary rural physical planning research; and,
  • Provide technical advisory services in rural studies conducted by the Ministry of Housing & Local Government and Ministry of Rural and Regional Development.

Land Readjustment Unit

  • To prepare a planning programme and coordinate implementation of land readjustment projects:
  • To identify potential sites for land readjustment projects,
  • To prepare and promote the Land Readjustment Project Preparation Manual;
  • To conduct studies on land readjustment project implementation plans in suitable areas;
  • To prepare policy papers, reports and studies on land readjustment;
  • To assist in the supervision of land readjustment project legislation frameworks;
  • To conduct briefings and training on land readjustment projects;
  • To provide advisory services and expertise to other agencies preparing land readjustment projects;
  • To prepare cabinet memorandums and National Physical Planning Council papers on the implementation of the land readjustment system;
  • To be a member of the Management Consultancy Committee of project developers in the implementation of land readjustment projects;
  • To serve as secretariat of the Land Readjustment Expert Committee;
  • To announce and publicise the land readjustment system and project implementation in Malaysia;
  • To monitor all land readjustment project expenditures;

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