Iskandar Malaysia draws in RM322bil investments


Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, (pic) who is also the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) co-chairman, said he was glad the people within Iskandar Malaysia continue to benefit from its development.

JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Malaysia has recorded RM322.1bil in total cumulative investments until June this year and helped create more than 750,000 jobs within the southern economic corridor.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) co-chairman, said he was glad the people within Iskandar Malaysia continue to benefit from its development.

“Iskandar Malaysia, as an economic region, has shown excellent investment achievements from its inception until today.

“However, I am more excited to see the region’s many accomplishments in ensuring that the rakyat are not left behind and building a cohesive and resilient community amidst its fast-paced development, ” he said in a statement here yesterday.

Muhyiddin recently chaired Irda Members of Authority (MoA) via videoconference on Sunday (Oct 19) where several proposals were made.

The proposals included organising a data collection effort through civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) through the use of data.

Another proposed initiative was to enhance community-based institutions leaders’ competencies and skills where the committees as well as appointed community representatives would go through a structured capacity-building exercise to enhance their effectiveness in delivering their roles.

A third proposal was to support the current Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin) and the Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) initiatives by the government.

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