Gearing Towards a Higher Income State 2

Iskandar Reginal Development Authority (IRDA) and Crescendo International College (CIC) had signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) under the Iskandar Malaysia Professional Certification (IMPC) programme as a step to produce more accounting professionals through CIC’s Future Accounting Professional (FAP) programme. Vice President of IRDA’s Business Ecosystem Prakash Nagarajan, said professionals from Kuala Lumpur are leading the charge for Iskandar Malaysia, adding that the mass movement towards the region is largely

Iskandar Malaysia Recorded RM9.33 billion Committed Investments for Quarter 1 2018 2

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) announced that Iskandar Malaysia recorded committed investments of RM9.33 billion in Quarter 1 of 2018, bringing the total cumulative committed investments to RM262.43 billion from 2006 until 31st March 2018. Of this total, 59% or RM153.54 billion represent investments that have been realised. To date, local investors had contributed RM160 billion (61%) to the total cumulative committed investments while the balance RM102 billion (39%) were

Johor Economic Powerhouse: All about Connectivity 3

Moving on track in becoming an economic powerhouse, the month of April has been an eventful one for Iskandar Malaysia and Johor with multiple announcements on public transportation and connectivity. It was announced that the Gemas to Johor Bahru electric double-tracking railway project will become a catalyst to further develop and transform Segamat district and Johor as a whole. “This project will cover 197km of rail and pass through 11

Earth Day and New Bridge at Seri Austin - Setia 7

The mayor of Johor Bahru and officials of its council graced an event at Seri Austin recently in conjunction with Earth Day. UMLand Seri Austin CEO, and Acting Group Director for UMland Townships KK Wong was also present to accompany the mayor and other VIPs for a bike ride around the township. The mini pedal event brought everyone along the new Seri Austin – Setia Bridge route that will ink

Iskandar Malaysia Forges Ahead Towards Becoming “Smart City” by Year 2025 3

In line with the economic corridor’s enhanced Comprehensive Development Plan (CDPii), the Smart City Iskandar Malaysia (SCIM) Recognition Guidelines was published to provide clear guidance on the usage of ‘Smart’ related recognition in Iskandar Malaysia, and meet current and future pressing needs for the developers to incorporate ‘smart’ features into their development. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA said, “Iskandar Malaysia’s advances towards realising its smart city plans are

Nominations for the Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (IMSHA) 2018 Now Open 1

Now in its fifth year, the IMSHA 2018 awards aim to identify, recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations and social movements which have made significant contributions to the society through impactful and meaningful community services. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) said “IMSHA is one of the efforts to encourage the community to get involved in social causes passionately. There is a growing interest amongst the

Johor MB Launches i-Park @Senai Airport City 3

AME Group (AME) officially unveiled and launched i-Park @Senai Airport City, a 189 acre freehold Grade A industrial park, which also marks the third such development in the group’s portfolio of award winning industrial development projects. “We found a niche where we could create a unique concept of an ‘industrial resort; giving birth to the i-Park @Senai Airport City,” said Kelvin Lee, Managing Director of AME Development Sdn. Bhd. The

CIDB and IRDA Inks Partnership to Accelerate IBS Adoption 3

The MoU between Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and CIDB is aimed at speeding up adoption of the Industrialised Building Systems (IBIS), and the Building Information Modelling (BIM) to ensure environmentally sustainable practices and compliance to material standards. Dato Ahmad Asri bin Abdul Hamid, as the Chief Executive of CIDB Malaysia signed for the agency while IRDA’s Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim represented IRDA. “As a regional authority for the

Iskandar Malaysia Recorded RM237.26 billion Cumulative Committed Investments

Iskandar Malaysia made its first appearance at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, last month, highlighting its various internationally recognised initiatives in the field of urban development since its inception more than a decade ago. “The World Urban Forum is an event of global proportion and this year’s theme of ‘Cities 2030 – Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda’ made it the perfect platform for Iskandar

IRDA and IKHLAS Engaged with the Public on Future BRT Project 4

With urbanisation the biggest challenge in any developing city, a proper means of public transportation is needed to provide the populace with an alternative method of getting around. Part of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)’s transformation plans includes the planned Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system that aims to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emission within the development corridor. Organised by the ‘Institut Integriti Kepimpinan dan Latihan Semangat Dato’ Onn’ (IKHLAS)