KUALA LUMPUR: Work to redevelop Angkasapuri complex, which houses Radio, Television Malaysia (RTM), to make way for RM860mil-Media City, will begin this year.
However, the landmark eight-storey administrative building and historic buildings such as Wisma Radio will be retained.
Information, Communications and Culture secretary-general Datuk Seri Kamaruddin Siaraf said Tuesday that the state-of-the-art Media City, a collaboration with the private sector's Media City Development Sdn Bhd, was expected to be completed in 2020.
The signing of the agreement on the project between the government and Media City Development took place Tuesday at the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry, witnessed by Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim and Deputy Minister Datuk Maglin Dennis D'Cruz.
Kamaruddin represented the ministry at the signing while Media City Development was represented by company director Tan Sri Syed Anwar Jamalullail.
“RTM will have a high-definition television studio, a music studio and an auditorium. The new facilities will also pave the way for digital television services in the near future."
He said that the project, on 27 hectares on top of Bukit Putra, where Angkasapuri now sits, would also see a 17-storey administration building.
The project, announced in the 2010 budget, took the Ministry one year of planning following Cabinet approval, he said.
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