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Clear proof of ETP success

The World Bank's improved ranking on Malaysia is a clear proof that the Economic Transformation Programme initiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has come to fruition and is being recognised, says Interna-tional Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.


Johor, a magnet for investors

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak nailed it when he described Johor as an “investment catchment area” for its attractiveness in drawing in multi-billion ringgit investments which will bring huge benefits to its people. Najib’s (picture) off-the-cuff remark when officiating Johor’s Umno function last month bears testimony to the rapid transformation this southern state has undergone during the last few years.


Framework to ensure Iskandar Malaysia sustainability

The Iskandar Region Development Authority (IRDA) believes now is the right time for it to establish a framework to ensure sustainability of Iskandar Malaysia as an economic region, its Chief Executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said today. He said sustainable community and living in Iskandar Malaysia should offer balanced economic growth with societal welfare and optimal utilisation of natural resources while preserving the environment for the future generation.


WIEF boost for Iskandar

"It’s an opportunity to show what can be offered to investors", says Musa.

Iskandar Malaysia will continue to attract interest from potential investors from all over the world with the upcoming 8th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF). The three-day event to be held from Dec 4 to 6 at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre here will see the participation of over 1,500 delegates from 50 countries.


UEM Land plans to build Auto City in Nusajaya

UEM Land Holdings Bhd is working on plans to build a "Auto City," a dedicated zone for motoring enthusiasts, in Nusajaya. Chairman Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Mohamed Ali said the city would be developed on a 32ha site near Gerbang Nusajaya.


Iskandar Malaysia May Offer Model For Urban Growth

Iskandar Malaysia, the first “smart metropolis” of Southeast Asia founded on principles of social integration as well as low carbon emissions thanks to a green economy and green technologies, is a potential template for urban development in emerging countries with burgeoning populations, international experts say.

Iskandar Malaysia - the green mega-city rising above Singapore

Standing opposite Singapore, across the strait of Johor, is the site of a new project that its architects and developers hope will be the future of urban life in south-east Asia – a mega-city built along eco-friendly lines, with green energy and an end to the pollution that afflicts so many of Asia's cities.


Japanese keen on Iskandar

Property prices here cheaper, Malaysia not prone to natural disasters


THE number of foreign investors attracted to the Iskandar Malaysia region in Johor is still growing, particularly from Japan, says Iskandar Investment Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim.

He said the reason the Japanese want to invest in this country is simply because the property prices here are cheaper compared to Tokyo, Taiwan and Hong Kong.


Iskandar Malaysia: City of the future

 Iskandar Malaysia in Johor is the pilot region for a smart city model for Malaysia.


THE aim of a smart city programme is to enhance the people's quality of life, and to achieve a sustainable economic and technological ecosystem that would ultimately create smart, connected and inclusive communities.


Iskandar Malaysia enters the fast lane

The chief of Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) is bullish on the outlook for Iskandar Malaysia in Johor, attributing his optimism to various projects like the high-speed rail (HSR) plan and the transformation of Desaru.


"Hopefully, it (HSR) can come earlier. Iskandar Malaysia will benefit from the MRT link between JB Sentral and Woodlands in Singapore," said IIB president and chief executive officer Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim.