East Coast Economic Region (ECER) (Malay: Wilayah Ekonomi Pantai Timur or Korridor Pantai Timur) is a new economic development corridor in Malaysia. coast of Peninsular Malaysia - which covers states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and the north of Mersing district of Johor. ECER is also one of the three development regions formed in Peninsular Malaysia, other development regions being the Iskandar Malaysia (formerly known as Iskandar Development Region and South Johor Economic Region) and the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER). The ECER initiative will span for 12 years starting from 2007. The master planner for ECER is Malaysia-owned oil and gas company, PETRONAS.
The ECER was launched by Malaysia's Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bahru on October 30, 2007 and in Kuantan the next day. During the launch of the project, the Prime Minister announced a RM 6 Blion allocation for the opening phase of the project, strengthening the Malaysian government's commitment to the project.
"We want to ensure that no Malaysian, including the people in Pahang, is left behind in the national development mainstream, we want the prosperity achieved by "Pahang Darul Makmur" to be clearly and fairly reflected - Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia."
A four member secretariat has been setup in Terengganu to monitor the progress of the project and develop the master plan. Details of the Master Plan has yet to be released as details are still being worked out between the states and the Master Planner which is Petronas. It is expected they will meet up once a week.
After this Economic Region, almost all area in Peninsular Malaysia had become Economic Region, only Northern Johor, Southern Perak and Southern Negeri SemBan not included. Klang Valley include Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Northern Negeri SemBan, and Melaka originally is an Economic Region. This show Government have initiative to develop whole Peninsular Malaysia become Economic Region.