Port Klang, Malaysia

Port Klang is the largest port in Malaysia and is one of the top 25 container ports in the world. An estimated 11,000 ships arrive in Port Klang each year, making it a major shipping and industrial hub of Southeast Asia. Aside from shipping and associated commerce, the coastal region of Klan is also important for capture fisheries, aquaculture and human settlements. Such development activities, however, have led to some environmental problems. These include heavy siltation of the Klan River, flooding, deterioration of water quality and loss of marine habitats. Through the establishment of the integrated coastal management mechanism, local stakeholders hope to successfully address these environmental issues and develop and effective land/sea-use zonation scheme to promote sustainable development and minimize multiple-use conflicts.