31 October, PUTRAJAYA – Putrajaya, the country’s administrative capital, is set to be developed as a youth-friendly city to meet the needs of its residents in the future, Putrajaya Corporation (PPJ) president Datuk Dr. Aminuddin Hassim said today.
He said being a planned city, Putrajaya should aim to attract more visitors through the organisation of various events, besides the abundance of green lungs it possesses.
“A total of 60 per cent of the population in Putrajaya comprises of civil servants and about five per cent are retirees, and we find that their children more interested in venturing into other fields (besides civil service).
“So with this lifestyle change we need to make Putrajaya more in line with the current and future needs,” he said during a meeting with the Putrajaya Media Club here.
On Putrajaya’s strategic position, namely being situated next to smart city Cyberjaya, Aminuddin said new opportunities should also be explored to make it an entrepreneurial city for local startups.
He said Putrajaya was also fortunate to be chosen by the government to test the new 5G network beginning next year as announced by the Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo on Oct 9.
“We should not only look at the 5G opportunity for mobile phones alone, but it can be expanded to develop technologies such as driverless cars as well as other more advanced applications,” he said.
Meanwhile, Aminuddin said the corporation was currently studying the feasibility of reviving the Putrajaya monorail project which had been stalled for the past 14 years.
“We are still carrying out the cost balance analysis. We see the construction of a monorail (system) more suitable in Putrajaya as we only need to resume the incomplete project,” he said.
The infrastructure of the project including the underground tunnel and suspended bridge is reported to be almost near completion.