Segget Updates: Community Based Design Landscape

The Sungai Segget Rejuvenation project under the Johor Bahru Transformation (JBT) Programme is entering its third phase which involves landscaping and beautification of the area. The JBT Programme aimed to revitalise Johor Bahru, by providing thriving economic activities, city living and amenities that are aligned with the vision of Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB) and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). Since 2010, the JBT programme has conducted a series of

Putting a Soul to the City 1

Calling all Johor artists; a joint initiative between Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Think City Sdn Bhd and Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) has launched ‘Iskandar Malaysia Community Public Art’ programme to highlight Johor Bahru’s unique culture and heritage through tangible artistic elements. In line with the mission making Johor Bahru ‘A Vibrant Heritage and Cultural City’, BCCF will bring in their experience and international flavour by conducting Artist Residency

RM42 million Capital Injection for Iskandar Malaysia

Iskandar Malaysia Regional Authority (IRDA) recently announced an RM42 million capital injection for the development of entrepreneurs and human capital in the Iskandar region. Under the new budget, RM35 million are new allocations where RM20 million will be allocated for the Iskandar Malaysia Professional Fund (IMProF) and the remaining RM15 million for the Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Fund (DPUB). Aimed to strengthen small businesses and industries in various sectors in the

Students Raise Funds to Aid Nursing Home

The inaugural student-led Iftar celebration at the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) recently, managed to raise more than RM3,000 in contributions. Held at the UoRM campus in EduCity, the event was attended by around 250 guests including staffs and students from MDIS, Raffles University and Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT). All the proceeds from the sale of tickets to the event and donations went to the Pusat Jagaan Impian

IMELC Continues to Create Awareness on Low Carbon Society

This year, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor (JPNJ) and SWM Environment Sdn Bhd (SWM) continue to create awareness on Low Carbon Society as they co-organised the fifth Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC). Launched by Datuk Haji Ayub Bin Rahmat, Chairman of Johor State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee, the challenge involved the participation of 34,000 students from 346 primary schools within

Inaugural TIMA Awarded 23 Various Projects 2

The inaugural Iskandar Malaysia Accolades 2016/2017 (TIMA) by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) recently kicked off and awarded 23 various projects from developments, companies, government agencies, professional bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). In acknowledging outstanding contribution towards enhancing the quality of life in Iskandar Malaysia, 23 awards were presented under 7 categories comprising of ‘Most Liveable Residence’, ‘Most Conducive Workplace’, ‘Most Happening Place’, ‘Most Relaxing Environment’, ‘Most Impactful Investment’, ‘Most

One Plant to Rule Them All

Rejoice Pasir Gudang as the Government has planned to build a water reclamation plant (WRP) to substitute the available 158 sewage treatment plants (STP) at Pasir Gudang and Tebrau for industrial use. Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin  launched the ‘Sungaiku, Hartaku’ programme which is a green initiative organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), Yayasan Hijau Malaysia (YaHijau) and Chemical Company

The 2nd Iskandar Malaysia Green Accord Initiative Award (GAIA) 2017 Now Open for Registration

GAIA is a certification initiative by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) that honours outstanding businesses in Iskandar Malaysia who have contributed towards the adoption of sustainable design, planning, retrofitting, and operation to the built environment. It was first launched by Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin in April 2016 at the 6th Iskandar Malaysia Open Day (IMOD). The 2nd GAIA 2017 introduces new categories to encourage more participations

IRDA Pledge for Anti-Corruption

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) became the first out of five economic corridors in Malaysia to take the Corruption Free Pledge (IBR) recently when 217 of its personnel took the pledge led by their Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim. Witnessed by Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Director Datuk Azmi Alias, he commended the effort taken by IRDA in ensuring integrity in the organisation. “Congratulations to the Chief Executive and all