Irda keen to develop infrastructure in Iskandar Malaysia

JOHOR BARU, May 4 — The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) is focused on infrastructure development in Johor’s Iskandar Malaysia, as it it key to attracting greater investments and reaping economic benefits in the long run. Chief Executive Officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said Iskandar Malaysia is a region that can help Malaysia realise the vision of achieving developed nation status by 2035. ”Infrastructure development is a two-pronged endeavour. Firstly, it involves building airports, seaports and roads to facilitate connectivity with the [...]

Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System by 2022

JOHOR BAHRU (MAY 2): The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is in the final stages of discussions on the Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS). “We understand that it is important to not only connect within the region but also with Singapore. We are at the last stage of discussions to connect Singapore and, hopefully by 2020, the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system in Johor will be connected to Singapore’s transport system,” said IRDA CEO Datuk Ismail Ibrahim. He added that the [...]

Iskandar Malaysia’s best performing areas of 2016

The property market in Johor softened further in 2016 with 40,066 properties worth RM19.45 billion transacted in the year, which is a 16% drop in volume and 10% in transacted value from 2015, according to the Finance Ministry’s Valuation and Property Services Department’s (JPPH) Property Market Report 2016. This was in tandem with the overall market performance for 2016 as property transactions nationwide declined for the second consecutive year with 320,425 transactions worth RM145.51 billion, indicating a 11.5% decrease in [...]

Outsourcing Malaysia launches southern office in Iskandar Malaysia

Establishment of Office in Support of Iskandar Puteri’s Positioning as Business Service Hub for the Global Business Services Industry. Outsourcing Malaysia (OM), a chapter of the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM), launched its southern office in Iskandar Malaysia in tandem with the rapid growth of the Global Business Service GBS and Shared Services & Outsourcing (SSO) industry in Iskandar Puteri, Iskandar Malaysia. (left to right) OM Director Justin J Anthony, Deputy Chair of OM Anthony Raja Devadoss, Managing Director i2M Ventures [...]

Growing population spurs demand in Iskandar Malaysia

THERE is still a huge demand for new housing units in Iskandar Malaysia as the population in the growth corridor continues to increase. The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda), which is the regulatory authority mandated to plan, promote and facilitate development in Iskandar Malaysia, has estimated that by 2025, the population will increase to three million and they will need at least 1.2 million housing units. Irda chief executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said the population in Iskandar Malaysia was now 1.8 [...]

Amerika Syarikat Tidak Akan Tarik Balik, Kurangkan Pelaburan Di Iskandar – MB Johor

JOHOR BAHRU, 21 Nov (Bernama) -- Kerajaan negeri yakin pelabur Amerika Syarikat (AS) akan menimbang pelbagai faktor, sebelum membuat keputusan untuk menarik balik atau mengurangkan pelaburan mereka di Johor. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin berkata berdasarkan perkembangan politik semasa yang menyaksikan Donald Trump dipilih sebagai presiden baharu AS, pihaknya tidak menolak kemungkinan akan ada dasar baharu diperkenalkan, sekali gus mempengaruhi pasaran dan pelaburan global. "Tetapi, kita percaya bahawa bagi mana-mana syarikat, mereka akan melihat kepada banyak faktor. Tambahan, di [...]

Bas percuma diperluas seluruh negeri tahun depan

SAMBUTAN memberangsangkan daripada rakyat tempatan terhadap Perkhidmatan Bas Muafakat Johor (BMJ) di empat kawasan pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) membolehkan perkhidmatan itu diperluaskan ke semua daerah di Johor mulai tahun depan. Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Johor (PAJ), Suhairi Hashimberkata, perkhidmatan itu akan diperluaskan kepada semua PBT melibatkan 50 laluan di seluruh negeri. "Ketika ini perkhidmatan itu disediakan di kawasan Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB), Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah (MPJBT), Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG) serta Majlis Perbandaran Kulai (MPKu) [...]

Iskandar expected to be self-sustaining in less than 10 years

JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) expects the country’s first economic growth corridor to be a “self-sustaining region” in less than ten years, spurred on by a steady stream of domestic and foreign investments. “We are confident of achieving total target of about RM383bil when the economic growth corridor reaches maturity in 2025 based on Iskandar Malaysia’s annual growth of between 7% and 8%,” chief executive officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim told StarBiz. “To achieve that, we will continue to seek [...]

MEDIA RELEASE : ‘PROGRAM MAHIR’ TO UPSKILL WOMEN IN ISKANDAR MALAYSIA

‘PROGRAM MAHIR’  TO UPSKILL WOMEN IN ISKANDAR MALAYSIA ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2016 : A total of RM462,000 is being allocated to develop and train 150 women from the B40 segment, on skills in baking, pastry and cooking. Titled ‘Program Mahir’, this skills development and micro entrepreneur start up programme is initiated by the Iskandar Malaysia Women Council in collaboration with JUITA and funded by the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK). This initiative, aims to impart knowledge and develop skills [...]