Melaka Sustainability Outlook Diagnostic : Supporting Report 6 – Demonstrating Fiscal Sustainability Supporting Report 6 – Demonstrating Fiscal Sustainability
13. May 2019
Capital investment is essential for achieving sustainable cities. As pointed out by other analyses in this sustainability outlook diagnostic, Melaka State’s long-term sustainability can be improved through well-planned investments in various projects, such as the development of ports and rail connections, a robust public transportation network, and adequate flood prevention. All of these projects will require capital. Although financing provided by Malaysia’s federal government is important, Melaka State’s ability to shape its own investment priorities and accelerate the fiscal improvement process can be greatly enhanced by accessing market-based financing—whether through long-term debt financing, public-private partnerships (PPPs), land value capture mechanisms, or a combination of these.