Irda Recognises Most-Valued Contributions To The Quality Of Life In Iskandar Malaysia

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, MONDAY, 8 MAY 2017: As part of Iskandar Malaysia’s 10th anniversary celebration that was launched in December 2016, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) today announced the details of the inaugural The Iskandar Malaysia Accolades (TIMA) that will be held on 15 May 2017 along with a Forum related to the region’s Smart City. This award is conceived to recognize and reward projects and stakeholders that contribute towards quality of life; and practices and implementation that are in line with the Iskandar Malaysia vision and objectives specifically in relation to sustainability and social equity.

This is another initiative of IRDA’s commitment in positioning Iskandar Malaysia as a smart region. TIMA was first launched by Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Menteri Besar of Johor at the 6th Iskandar Malaysia Open Day in April 2016.

This is one of the initiatives under the Iskandar Malaysia Property Action (IMPACT) programme. This IRDA-led programme brings together all relevant parties from the public and private sectors, professional bodies and the academia to sit together to address issues in the property market including affordability, sustainability and even wealth sharing.

Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA said TIMA is different from other property awards that mainly look from the points of view of the developer or the project itself.

“In fact, TIMA is not just confined to property projects but also includes secondary properties or existing residential areas, investment and infrastructure projects and even places of interests and of environmental significance,” said Datuk Ismail.

“Projects are shortlisted judging from certain criteria such as liveability, green features, evidence of value appreciation and sustainable management, and contributions to Iskandar Malaysia’s targets on smart city, low carbon society, socio-economy, investment as well as balanced community and racial harmony,” said Datuk Ismail.

The accolades ceremony will take place during a Gala Dinner scheduled on 15 May 2017, with categories such as “The Most Balanced Community”, “The Most Liveable Residence”, “The Most Conducive Workplace”, “The Most Happening Place”, “The Most Impactful Investment”, “The Most Relaxing Environment” and Value Champion Awards; TIMA looks at awarding projects or practices that provide real value to and positively impact the community and society at large. Grand trophies and recognition certificates will be awarded to the winners.

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About IRDA

The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is the regulatory authority mandated to plan, promote and facilitate the development of Iskandar Malaysia into a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing, where living, working, business and leisure converge seamlessly.

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About Iskandar Malaysia

About Iskandar Malaysia:

Iskandar Malaysia is an economic development corridor booming in Southern Johor, Malaysia. The development region encompasses an area of 2,217 square kilometres which is three times the size of Singapore and two times the size of Hong Kong. Iskandar Malaysia is envisaged to capitalize on its current synergies with Singapore as it aims to complement each other as an economic hub. Meticulously planned under the Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Development plan (CDP), the economic region comprises of five flagship zones.

Encompassing a vast acreage of land, it is the largest single development project ever to be undertaken in the region. Because of its strategic location, accessibility to leading Asian cities, proximity to some of the world’s most rapidly growing and important economies, Iskandar Malaysia is poised to attract an exciting influx of foreign and high-level corporate investments as discerning investors look to benefit from growth in Asean and Asia. Located in Johor, the southern gateway to Peninsular Malaysia, its advantages include:

  •   Six to eight hours flight radius from Asia’s burgeoning growth centres such as Bangalore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.
  •   Within reach of a global market of some 800 million people.
  •   Accessible by air, land, rail and sea. • Flanked by three major ports, the Pasir Gudang Port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Tanjung Langsat Port.

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