Sustainable Urban Development Framework

The Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) aimed at spurring economic development in participating provinces and states in the three countries. The initiative on Green Cities Action Plan (GCAP) currently being implemented in Melaka (Malaysia) and Songkhla (Thailand) and soon to be implemented in Medan and Batam, Indonesia were applauded. However, leaders emphasized the need for continued individual and collective actions to mitigate environmental impacts, including the increasing risks posed by climate change. The Leaders have directed IMT-GT to scale up successful GCAP models, and work towards developing a Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) Framework for IMT-GT cities. The implementation of action plans under this sub-regional framework could open new investment opportunities, with green, liveable IMT-GT cities providing strong sources of growth in the sub-region.


21 – 23 August 2019 | Working Group on Trade and Investment Facilitation – Medan, Indonesia

23 – 24 August 2019 | Focus Group on Environment Meeting – Penang, Malaysia

September 2019 – Krabi, Thailand

10 September 2019 | National Secretariat Meeting, 5th IMT-GT Business Opportunities Forum, 40th IMT-GT Joint Business Council Exco Meeting

11 September 2019 | 26th IMT-GT Senior Officials’ Meeting

12 September 2019 | 16th IMT-GT Chief Ministers and Governors’ Forum

13 September 2019 | 25th IMT-GT Ministerial Meeting, Integrated Green Urban Transport Plan (IGUTP) Seminar