A team of seven Malaysian officials led by Malaysian High Commissioner in India toured the district as part of preliminary feasibility study of the Coastal Highway proposed by the State Government.
The team led by Malaysian High Commissioner Daituk Naimun Ashkali Mohammed toured the district and interacted with officials, including District Collector N Yuvaraj, on Wednesday, to study the feasibility of building a highway along the coast in the district from Itchapuram to Tada for promoting freight and tourism.
The team went around Bheemunipatnam, Thotlakonda and Bhavikonda Buddhist sites and Rushikonda IT SEZ in the city. They also had an interaction with officials at the VUDA office later in the day.
The team also visited the Brandix SEZ in Atchyutapuram mandal and the oil palm orchards in Butchaiapeta mandal. The team comprised Minister Counsellor (Economic Affairs) of Malaysian High Commission in New Delhi Aida Safinaz Allias, second secretary (Economic Affairs) in High Commission of Malaysia in New Delhi Wan Ahmad Iskandar Wan Adnan, director of Tourism Malaysia in New Delhi Amran Abdul Rahman, Trade Commissioner of Malaysian Trade (MATRADE) in Chennai Shah Nizam Ahmad, senior general manager of Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board Puan Saiah Bindi Abd Karib and head of business development of Scomi Group in India S Selvaraja.