Friday, March 4, 2016

Najib to launch Johor growth plan

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will launch the Johor Strategic Growth Plan in conjunction with his working visit to the state on Sunday. Najib, also the finance minister, will launch the plan and the Comprehensive Development Plan ii (CDPii)] in Educity Stadium, Iskandar Puteri. The growth plan includes strategic and comprehensive development vision in Johor to develop every district in the state in accordance to certain areas in the next five years, said a statement from the Johor Menteri Besar's Office today. CDPii focuses more on the environmental and social management aspect as well as development prospect offered in the Iskandar Development Region Malaysia. Prior to the launch, Najib is scheduled to attend the launch of the Forest City real estate development in Gelang Patah, to be graced by the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. The project will create more than 220,000 jobs for the locals by 2035, through involvement in the eight industry growth sector, including education, health care and tourism. The project, characterised by its environment-friendly concept, will be built on four man-made islands with an area of 1,400 hectares. It is one of the largest real estate development projects in Asia in terms of the number of property units to be developed in nine phases for a period of 20 years. Najib will also officiate the Johor Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in Galleria, Johor Baru. UTC is the eighth to be officiated by the prime minister after similar centres in Kuala Lumpur as well as in Malacca, Perak, Pahang, Kedah and Sabah. – Bernama, March 4, 2016.]]>

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