Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources

Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli (KATS) Logo

Logo of the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources
The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources is also known as the Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli, abbreviated KATS in Malay term.

The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources is responsible for overseeing the management of water, natural resources, wildlife, minerals, irrigation, drainage, land, mapping and forest in Malaysia. It is also responsible for the administration of the marine parks of Malaysia.

It was formerly known as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE).

On March 27, 2004, the restructuring of Ministries resulted in the formation the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) (Malay: Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar), which undertook new departments, responsibilities and functions from four Ministries namely:
Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar Logo

Logo of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE)

  1. Ministry of Land and Co-operative Development (Malay: Kementerian Tanah dan Pembangunan Koperasi):


  2. Ministry of Primary Industries (Malay: Kementerian Perusahaan Utama):


  3. Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE) (Malay: Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Alam Sekitar):


  4. Ministry of Agriculture (Malay: Kementerian Pertanian):



After the 14th General Election, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) was again restructured on July 2, 2018, creating the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (Malay: Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli) from merger result of:

All new departments from four Ministries which were undertaken by the previous Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) were absorbed into the newly created, Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, with the exception of:

which were transferred to the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) (Malay: Kementerian Tenaga, Sains, Teknologi, Alam Sekitar dan Perubahan Iklim):

Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli (KATS) Screenshot

Screenshot of the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources official website
Address:   Head Office:

Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources
Wisma Sumber Asli
No. 25 Persiaran Perdana
Precinct 4
62574 Putrajaya
Malaysia
Phone:   +60 (3) 8000 8000
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/katsmalaysia
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/katsMalaysia
Notes:   Website available in both English and Malay versions.
Website:   www.kats.gov.my/


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Guide ID: 2090 - Last Updated: February 23, 2019