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The first oval racing circuit is set to be built in the country, and it will be located in Perak. The facility will be part of a motorsports-themed modern integrated township development called T-City, which is expected to be completed in around 10 to 20 years, the New Straits Times reports.

Located about 10 km from Ipoh city centre, T-City will feature a dragstrip and a dirt track in addition to the oval circuit. Other showcase pieces will include a water-themed park and a motorsports country club.

The RM15.1 billion project, jointly backed by Goodland Group and Citrine Capital, will also contain other developments such as shoplots/commercial offices, automotive galleries as well as hotels, serviced apartments and a land transport terminal.

Perak menteri besar Datuk Dr Zambri Abdul Kadir said the project, which has been endorsed by the Malaysian Economic Council as part of the state’s key economic transformation programme, will be a boost for the state’s tourism industry. He added that the first phase of the project, comprising 204 acres, is expected to be completed in 10 years’ time.

“This development will better position Perak to capture growth opportunities and meet rising expectations of the tourism market, and will especially help our promotion efforts globally to draw more visitors. This is also part of our vision to internationalise the state of Perak,” he said.