Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA) was established on the 1st of June 1983 under the 282 Act. The formation of PERDA has started with a proposal to establish Agricultural Development Board by the Cabinet on 3rd March 1982. On the 1st of December 1982, the proposal from the Cabinet was set up. On 10th December 1982 the Bill of Perda Establishment was brought forward and approved by Parliament as 282 Act. The act was gazette on 10th March 1983.
The appointment of the first Board of Directors was conducted by Y.B Dato’ Rais Yatim, the Minister of Land and Province Development on 1st June 1983.
The first meeting of the Board of Directors was on 21st July 1983.PERDA territory was gazette on 21st October 1988 and effective from 1st June 1983.
On 27th October 1990, PERDA has moved from the Ministry of Land and Province Development to the Ministry of Rural Development which was later known as the Ministry of Rural and Province Development.
Effective from 1st August 2005, PERDA was put under the administration of the Implementation Coordination Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department (ICU JPM).
More info www.perda.gov.my