King, Queen visit Battersea Power Station

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah visited the Battersea Power Station, Malaysia’s iconic project in London on Friday (Sept 24).

Their Majesties were welcomed upon arrival at 11am (local time) by the management team of the Battersea Project Holding Company and representatives of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Sime Darby Property and SP Setia Berhad. Also present was Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Zakri Jaafar.

The 16.99-hectare real-estate project is a joint venture between Sime Darby Property, SP Setia Berhad, EPF and PNB since 2012.

During the two-hour visit, Their Majesties were briefed on the latest developments of the property project with a gross development value of nine billion pounds.

"Their Majesties also spent time inspecting the housing phase that has been completed and also unveiled a memorial plaque to commemorate their visit to this property project," said Istana Negara in a statement on Facebook.

The Battersea visit is one of the programmes in conjunction with Their Majesties’ special visit to the United Kingdom for 10 days starting Sept 17.

Their Majesties also visited the Malaysian High Commission in Belgrave Square, the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) in Brickendonbury, Hertford and also met members of the Malaysian community in London.

"The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is also scheduled to attend the Sandhurst Reunion Dinner at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where His Majesty studied between 1978 and 1979,” it said.

His Majesty will also hold a meeting with the United Kingdom’s Chief of the Defence Staff Sir General Nicholas Carter to discuss bilateral military cooperation between Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

After the special visit, Their Majesties will stay back in London and are scheduled to return home on Oct 23.

The special visit is His Majesty’s second to the United Kingdom since he became the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, with the first being a seven-day trip that started from Dec 9, 2019. - Bernama
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