INTEGRATED COASTAL MANAGEMENT (ICM) PLAN IN THE STATE OF SELANGOR
The Port Klang Integrated Coastal Management Project (ICM-Integrated Coastal Management) is a technical cooperation program between the Selangor State Government and the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) through a Memorandum of Agreement in 2001.
Port Klang (covering the districts of Klang and Kuala Langat) has been selected as the National Demonstration Site for the ICM Project. The Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) acts as the Project Management Office while the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) and Kuala Langat District Council (MDKL) as the Local Authorities (PBT) are directly involved and implement it in addition to Government departments and agencies related, private sector and NGOs. This plan has been adopted by the Selangor State Government after obtaining approval through the State Executive Council (MMKN) which met on 24 July 2007.
Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) is a natural resource and environmental management framework that uses an integrative, holistic approach and interactive planning process in addressing complex management issues in coastal areas.
The main purpose of the ICM is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of coastal governance in terms of its ability to achieve the sustainable use of coastal resources and services produced by ecosystems in coastal areas. It aims to do this by protecting the functional integrity of this natural resource system, while enabling economic development to continue. Through integrated planning, ICM aims to address conflicts and competing conflicts arising from various uses of limited space and resources.