JOHOR BAHRU Iskandar Malaysia dijangka menerima pelaburan masuk di antara RM15 bilion sehingga RM2O -bilion pada tahun mi ekoran keyakinan yang semakin meningkat daripada pelabur tempatan dan antarabangsa.
Ketua Eksekutifnya, small Ibrahim berkata, pelaburan bukan sahaja dan Singapura tetapi dad Korea Selatan.
Jepun dan China, Sejak projek itu dimulakan lima tahun lalu sehingga bulan Disember 2011, jumlah pelaburan yang diterima ialah sebanyak RM84.78 bilion aitu 25 peratus ebih tinggi daripada sasaran awal kami.
Sehubungan itu, kami optimis untuk mencapai sasaran sebanyak RM382 bilion menjelang tahun 2025 berdasarkan prestasi semasa yang mernberangsangkan," katanya pada majlis bertemu media di smni semalam.
KALAU pada satu masa dulu warga Johor di daerah Gelang Patah mengalami fenomena "bulan jatuh ke riba" apabila tanah mereka di situ ditransformasi menjadi Bandar Nusajaya (kini menjadi sebahagian daripada kawasan Iskandar Malaysia, "The Jewel of the South"), kini nampaknya giliran warga Pengerang pula.
Mengikut maklumat daripada sumber rasmi, projek Hab Minyak dan Gas (HMG) Pengerang yang bernilai RM60 bilion melibatkan 10 buah kampung - dengan jumlah penduduknya lebih kurang 4,000 orang, daripada 1,268 keluarga.
Selain pampasan dalam bentuk wang (yang masih lagi belum diketahui amaunnya), setiap keluarga yang terlibat dan terpaksa dipindahkan akan diberi sebuah rumah kediaman dengan tanah seluas 0.8 hektar (hampir 2 ekar).
The Danga Bay waterfront will face Singapore and developers hope to encourage large multinationals to relocate there, along with home-buyers and visitors. The whole development was given a value of RM80 billion (£17 billion) as part of the Iskandar Malaysia project.
It will involve reclaiming land and building on swamps along a 25km stretch of coastline. While the ambitious project was announced five years ago nothing has happened due to uncoordinated efforts from the various land owners, which included several state and government-run firms.
25 apply to set up campuses in Malaysia
MALAYSIA is morphing into a key destination for foreign universities, with 25 applications received to set up campuses here.
Interest in the tertiary education sector has shifted to a higher gear, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin. The latest applicants allowed to set up campuses here were University of Reading and
Heriot-Watt University, both from the United Kingdom.
“We’ve even received applications to set up new private universities from established players although their internal policies don’t allow them to set up branches abroad. “There are also foreign investors who have no affiliation with any university, but keen to set up new universities in Malaysia.”
ISKANDAR Malaysia baru-baru ini menyambut ulang tahun kelima penubuhannya sebagai wilayah pembangunan ekonomi di Johor. Lima tahun terawal ini adalah tempoh penuh peristiwa dan mencabar bagi Iskandar Malaysia, bukan saja dan segi usaha pembangunan fizikal dan prasarana, tetapi lebih penting ialah kefahaman, persepsi dan penerimaan rakyat terhadap inisiatif Ia juga berkait persoalan berhubung pihak yang memainkan peranan, menjadi penggerak dan pemaju pelaksanaan pembangunan di koridor ekonomi seluas lebih 2,200 kilometer persegi di hujung selatan Semenanjung Malaysia ini.
Namun, ketidakfahaman rakyat tidak pernah menjadi halangan kepada Pihak Berkuasa Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (IRDA) untuk terus mendekati mereka di pelbagai peringkat.
Malaysia and Singapore are looking at the possibility of expanding the scope of the proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) between Singapore and Johor Bahru to also include underground road connection between the two countries, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
A study has been commissioned for the most viable option for the RTS project, which is targeted to be operational by 2018, Najib said during a joint press conference given here together with his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, after the Malaysia-Singapore Leaders' Retreat here, today.
Malaysia and Singapore are looking at the possibility of an underground road link between the two countries.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a study, which has been commissioned on the proposed rapid transit system between Johor Baru and Singapore, will be expanded to include this.
Najib and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, who met at the Malaysia-Singapore Leaders' Retreat here Thursday, also agreed to explore other areas, including the alignment of radio frequency spectrum plans for digital broadcast and mobile broadband services.
This is to meet the growing demand for digital television and mobile broadband, improve regional mobile roaming services and provide competitive mobile broadband services.
Malaysians generally welcome Singapore's involvement in their country's economic development, especially in the southern region of Johor.
Many are heartened by comments from Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that it is very much in the interests of Singapore to see that Iskandar, the southern economic region, prosper and succeed.
Mr Lee said Iskandar's success can help ease the constraints faced by Singapore in terms of space and manpower.
Mr Lee was speaking after he met his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at their third leaders' retreat at the Malaysian administrative capital of Putrajaya on Thursday.
DECADES after they went their separate ways, Singapore and Malaysia are poised to get closer to each other than ever before.
Not only will crossing the border become a breeze, but the two countries plan to develop properties together, complement Singapore's manufacturing skills with Johor's abundant labour and pave the way for electricity sales.
'There are many more areas for potential cooperation,' Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters after what he described as 'productive and fruitful' talks with his Singapore counterpart yesterday.
Singapore and Malaysia are poised to broaden the scope of their cooperation in Iskandar Malaysia with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's proposal to explore industrial cooperation.
Meeting here on Thursday for a leaders' retreat, PM Lee and Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed that a new work group be set up under the Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar.
The work group will promote the 'twinning of economic activities' between Singapore and Iskandar, a large development region in south Johor, the two countries said in a joint statement.
Building on the momentum of good ties, the two leaders also discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in a range of areas, such as transport links, immigration, tourism and the environment.