Keeping history and heritage in Iskandar Malaysia


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 05 Sep 2018

Conservation consultant Tan Hiap Hong (left) explaining to contractors who attended the conservation workshop about the historical value of the old buildings in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) is committed to conserve and preserve historical and heritage buildings within Iskandar Malaysia.

Its chief executive officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said the efforts were in tandem with the Comprehensive Development Plan ii (CDPii) under the Iskandar Malaysia Heritage, Cultural and Arts Trail.

He said on that note, Irda has collaborated with the Construction Industry Development Board and Think City to educate and expose contractors on the proper ways of conserving and preserving these buildings.

He said a conservation workshop was held here on Sept 3, with some 100 contractors from Iskandar Malaysia, Batu Pahat and Muar attending the workshop.

Some of the buildings with rich heritage and historical value that are being preserved in Johor Baru.
Some of the buildings with rich heritage and historical value that are being preserved in Johor Baru.

“A total of 263 historical and heritage buildings have already been identified under the Johor Baru City Centre Heritage Conservation Masterplan,” said Ismail.

He said the workshop was also part of the Johor Baru Transformation Plan, a joint effort between Irda and Johor Baru City Council to conserve heritage buildings along Jalan Segget.

Ismail said Irda would come out with a guide book on conserving and preserving heritage and historical buildings for contractors, building owners and professionals with interest in the subject.


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