Singapore-based BDC expected to invest in Malaysian data centres, says deputy minister

  • Nation
  • Monday, 25 Mar 2024

KULAI: Singapore-based Bridge Data Centres (BDC) is expected to expand its investment in data centres in Malaysia, says Deputy Communications Minister Teo Nie Ching.

She added that the company has already made an investment in the first phase of its development project at the Sedenak Tech Park (STEP), which is part of the Ibrahim Technopolis (IBTEC), Sedenak, Kulai.

“I was informed that the company has completed its Phase 1 development in Sedenak Tech Park, and is now looking for expansion of their data centre.

“BDC is also planning to make more investments over the next five years, not only in Kulai but also in Cyberjaya and Bukit Jalil.

“As of the first quarter of this year, BDC is currently the largest data centre operator that we have in Johor,” she said.

She said this when met by reporters after the mock cheque and water tank handover ceremony at Dewan Komuniti Kampung Sri Muar, Layang-Layang here on Sunday (March 24).

Teo, who is Kulai MP, said 121 water tanks were being provided to Kampung Sri Muar villagers who had been facing water supply issues in the past few days.

State housing and local government committee chairman Datuk Mohd Jafni Md Shukor said the Johor government had also allocated 120 water tanks on March 10 to the villagers.

“The water issue is due to the pipe replacement project by Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd (Ranhill SAJ), and we hope that this work will be completed soon so that the villagers can prepare for the coming Hari Raya,” he said.

Kampung Sri Muar village chief Surono Karimen said the water issue was manageable so far due to the constant water supply provided by Ranhill SAJ.

“The main problem previously was due to the old pipes in the village that could no longer cater to the increasing population. Right now we are waiting for the water company to fix the old pipes so that the water supply can resume,” he said.

The village has about 350 people living in 135 houses.

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