The Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006-2010) re-emphasises the call for balanced regional development, with development being driven by the growth centres of respective states as well as trans-border areas. In particular, the Ninth Malaysia Plan has identified Iskandar Malaysia as the focus area for development in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia and as one of the major catalyst and high-impact developments under the plan.
The Iskandar Malaysia plan, in line with the Ninth Malaysia Plan, particular emphasis was placed to ensure that the strategies and initiatives are in accordance to the five thrusts of the Ninth Malaysia Plan.
The 5 Thrusts of the Malaysian Plan five are :
To Move The Economy Up The Value Chain.
To Raise The Capacity For Knowledge And Innovation And Nurture “First Class Mentality”.
To Address Persistent Socio-Economic Inequalities Constructively And Productively.
To Improve The Standard And Sustainability Of Quality Of Life.
To Strengthen The Institutional And Implementation Capacity.