ISKANDAR MALAYSIA’S MEDINI DEVELOPER INCENTIVE SCHEME UNDER REVIEW

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, THURSDAY, 1 Nov 2018 –  In line with Iskandar Malaysia’s Low Carbon Society Blueprint and participation in the Conference of Parties, UN Framework on Climate Change, IRDA introduced a scheme encouraging Medini Approved Developer companies to undertake “green” building certifications, either with Green Building Index or GreenRE in Oct 2013. This scheme allows for Approved Developer companies to apply for an extension of their income tax relief period, expiring in Year of Assessment 2020 to Year of Assessment [...]

CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS TO GO GREEN TO WIN THE 3rd ISKANDAR MALAYSIA GREEN ACCORD INITIATIVE AWARD (GAIA) 2018-2019

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2018: The unique ‘green’ award, the 3rd Iskandar Malaysia Green Accord Initiative Award (GAIA) 2018-2019 is now open for submission starting from today until 30th December 2018. This year’s award was launched by YB Tan Hong Pin, Johor State Executive for Local Government, Science and Technology together with the Building Energy Monitoring and Reporting System (BEMRS) workshop at the Amari Hotel. From this year onward, the 3rd GAIA will now be a biennial event instead of [...]

PROGRAM ‘ISKANDAR MALAYSIA WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT’ MEMPERKASA USAHAWAN WANITA MELALUI INOVASI DAN DIGITAL

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, 29 OKTOBER 2018, ISNIN –  Seiring dengan konsep bandar pintar dan penerapan teknologi, Pihak Berkuasa Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (IRDA) telah menganjurkan Program ‘Iskandar Malaysia Women Entrepreneurship Summit’ bertemakan ‘Keusahawanan Digital’ untuk memberi inspirasi kepada golongan usahawan wanita di wilayah ini agar tidak ketinggalan dalam arus digital yang akan membantu perniagaan mereka untuk lebih berkembang. Program ini telah dihadiri dan dirasmikan oleh Yang Berhormat Cik Liow Cai Tung, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Wanita dan Pelancongan Negeri Johor. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Ketua [...]

Preservation and Conservation of Johor’s Character: Historical Buildings (The Iskandarian – Oct 1, 2018)

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Think City gathered 100 small contactors from grade G1 to G3 at the Conservation Workshop at Amari Johor Bahru recently. From the hotel via Jalan Trus, workshop participants were given a walkabout tour on the row of 18 colourful historical shop houses. Tan Hiap Hong, a conservation consultant, shared how true Johoreans would know that the original shophouses’ facade was not colourful. He found the original colour of the buildings [...]

Iskandar Malaysia showcases youth development achievements to Minister of Youth and Sports (Iproperty.com.my – Oct 1, 2018)

YB Syed Saddiq with Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim and IRDA staff 30 September, ISKANDAR MALAYSIA – YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports was briefed on the comprehensive youth development agenda and achievements in Iskandar Malaysia during his official visit to the region at IRDA’s office and the Johor International Youth Hub, today. YB Syed Saddiq praised IRDA for having a significant focus on youth development in Iskandar Malaysia through its various improvement and empowerment initiatives [...]

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN VISIT ISKANDAR MALAYSIA TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP AND BUSINESS NETWORKING

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2018: President of The Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, and his delegation visited Iskandar Malaysia this morning to gain more insight about the region’s tremendous development achievement with the hope to further strengthen relationship and business networking between the two parties. “The Republic of Tatarstan is one of the most dynamically developing regions of the Russian Federation with an aim to create an efficient, knowledge-based economy and to develop innovative businesses and the high-tech sector by [...]

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA SHOWCASES YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACHIEVEMENTS TO MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, 30 SEPTEMBER 2018, SUNDAY: YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports was briefed on the comprehensive youth development agenda and achievements in Iskandar Malaysia during his official visit to the region at IRDA’s office and the Johor International Youth Hub, today. YB Syed Saddiq praised IRDA for having a significant focus on youth development in Iskandar Malaysia through its various improvement and empowerment initiatives such as the Johor International Youth Hub (HAB), Pusat Orang [...]

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA’S INVESTMENT INCENTIVE PACKAGE IN COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL TAX STANDARDS

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, MONDAY 2 July, 2018 – In line with Malaysia’s commitment to adhere with international tax standards, Iskandar Malaysia’s investment incentive package for Medini (formerly known as “node one”) is currently being reviewed to ensure full compliance with requirements under the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP), Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan set forth by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The review of the package entails amendments to the existing tax legislations in general and related to the [...]

Transport Minister: RM4bil Rapid Transit System project in Johor to continue (The Star, June 1, 2018)

Transport Minister Anthony Loke says a number of mega projects as well as high-impact projects related to the transport industry will be continued, despite the country facing economic uncertainty. This, he said, includes the Rapid Transit System (RTS) involving the Bukit Cagar, Johor to Woodlands, Singapore route, at a cost of RM4 billion, as it can help alleviate traffic congestion along the Johor Causeway. “We will press on, but the construction mechanism has to be reviewed in order to speed up [...]

Pulau hutan bakau jadi tarikan pengunjung (Utusan Malaysia, May 18, 2018)

Menurut legenda, Taman Negara Johor Pulau Kukup (TNJPK) di sini asalnya merupakan sebuah pulau yang cantik dan menjadi tempat tinggal lima puteri bunian de­ngan menjadikan pulau itu sebagai tempat bermain dan bergurau senda. Bagaimanapun seorang puteri dikatakan jatuh hati dengan seorang pedagang yang singgah di pulau tersebut namun dibantah empat lagi puteri, tetapi puteri berkenaan tetap berkahwin de­ngan pedagang itu. Akibatnya keempat-empat pu­teri tersebut berpakat mele­nyap­kan TNJPK. Diceritakan apa­bila muncul kembali selang beberapa tahun, pulau tersebut telah ditumbuhi paya bakau dan [...]