Medical and tech hub coming up in Batu Kawan


An artist’s impression of the Penang Medical and Digital Technology Hub in Batu Kawan.

A ONE-STOP centre for health, education and technology by the sea will be developed in Batu Kawan following an exchange of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Penang and a private company.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the project dubbed Penang Medical and Digital Technology Hub spanning 120ha would be developed on Lot 282 by iHeal Health Sdn Bhd.

“The medical hub will be developed on the state’s 2,428ha plot in Batu Kawan where various components will be built.

“It will promote Penang as an Asean hub for digital medical technology encompassing world-class facilities for healthcare services. When completed, it will serve as a centre for health, education and technology.

“Among components in the hub will be medical centres, software companies, high-tech industries, high learning institutions as well as housing and commercial projects.

“With the signing of the MoU, iHeal will finalise their proposal for the hub within one year, ” he said after witnessing the exchange of MoU in Komtar.

The MoU was exchanged between Penang Development Corporation (PDC) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Bazid Abdul Kahar and iHeal Health executive chairman Dr David Khoo.

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