Announcing this in his speech at the ground-breaking ceremony for the University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) Teaching Hospital project in Gong Badak today, Najib said giving Kuala Nerus district status was timely as it had good public infrastructure amenities.
“I feel all unanimously want this. I am happy to announce that the government has agreed to upgrade Kuala Nerus as a new district.
“With this historic announcement, the people of Kuala Nerus will get two things – the UniSZA Teaching Hospital and new district status,” he said.
Also present were Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman, Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Jailani Johari, UniSZA Pro-Chancellor Tan Sri Datuk Dr Mohamad Yusof Mohamed Nor and its vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Yahaya Ibrahim.