Based on Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Development Plan II (CDPii), the GDP of Iskandar Malaysia has been projected to increase from RM52.1 billion in 2013 to RM120.4 billion by 2025 with an annual average growth rate of 7.3 percent within a period of 12 years.
The targeted GDP growth set to be achieved by 2025 requires huge investments. It is projected that over the 10-year period of 2013-2022, a cumulative amount of RM176 billion in investments is required in order to achieve the projected growth over the 12-year period from 2013 to 2025 to achieve a total cumulative committed amount of RM383 billion by 2025.
Population of Iskandar Malaysia in 2013 is estimated to be approximately 1.8 million and expected to grow to 3.0 million by 2025. As Iskandar Malaysia continues to develop, it is expected that the region will create more employment opportunities in the future. The total employed person in Iskandar Malaysia is expected to reach 1.31 million.
Besides the economic indicators, the end result of Iskandar Malaysia’s development will also reflects on higher quality of life, better facilities and amenities and also a better infrastructure and transportation system.