Iskandar Malaysia, an economic region located within Malaysia’s state of Johor, has been rapidly growing since its inception in 2006 and is primed to become the preferred international metropolis to invest, work, live and play.
Strategically located at the southernmost tip of mainland Asia and more than 3 times the size of neighbouring Singapore, it sits on the world’s busiest shipping routes and is within a 6-hour reach of major Asian cities through the Senai International Airport.
Iskandar Malaysia’s development is guided by the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and the Circle of Sustainability, ensuring that the region grows holistically into a prosperous economy with a high-quality living ecosystem and a resilient environment.
Iskandar Malaysia’s generous land area, strategic location and abundant ready infrastructure boosted its 9 promoted sectors which are Electrical & Electronics, Petrochemical and Oleo-Chemical, Food & Agro-Processing, Logistics, Tourism, Creative, Healthcare and Financial.
With a target of 3 million population and RM383 billion in cumulative investment by 2025, the thriving economic environment is complemented by the growth in the social and environmental facets.
Under its social development agenda, the focus is on ensuring that the population in the region grows hand-in-hand with the physical and economic progress and that a healthy living ecosystem is created for the people. Through many programmes and initiatives that support and encourage entrepreneurship, volunteerism, sports and healthy living, arts & culture and youth development, amongst others, the spirit is to ensure that no one is left behind and everyone benefits from the development.
Environmentally, development of Iskandar Malaysia is through a Green-focused Agenda, whereby green and sustainable environment is one of the main agenda. ‘Iskandar Malaysia Low Carbon Society Blueprint’ is acknowledged locally and globally and has driven many stakeholders in the region to adopt various green programmes and initiatives that benefit the businesses and community.
Iskandar Malaysia is also developed to be a Smart City which encompasses the 6 dimensions of Smart Economy, Smart Governance, Smart Environment, Smart Mobility, Smart People and Smart Living and, is proud of its achievement in the creation of this pilot program for Smart cities across Malaysia and the region.
The development of Iskandar Malaysia is planned, promoted and facilitated by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).