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With reference to our story yesterday i>New CEO to further promote Iskandar/i>, the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) has clarified that its chief executive Ismail Ibrahim was appointed by Irda board, which is co-chaired by the Prime Minister and Johor Menteri Besar.
JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Regional Development Authority's (Irda) new chief executive officer, Ismail Ibrahim, has pledged to continue with the good work of his predecessors to ensure the success of Iskandar Malaysia amid an uncertain economic environment.
JOHOR BARU: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia's (UTM) Iskandar Malaysia Research Centre (IMrec) will submit a human capital development (HCD) blueprint to the Government this year.
What is happening at Iskandar Malaysia? Three years after its launch, the project is moving along despite the tough economic conditions. But the expectations are high.
AS co-chairman of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and as Johor Mentri Besar, Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman (pic) is definitely a pivotal figure in the Iskandar Malaysia (IM) story. In an interview with i>StarBizWeek/i>, he says the next step for IM is to look at new investments and to figure out how it can remain attractive to investors. Excerpts:
ISKANDAR Investment Bhd (IIB) is changing its strategies to drive investment into Iskandar Malaysia in view of the changing global economic landscape. President and chief executive officer Arlida Ariff talks about IIB's role.
Developing Iskandar Malaysia (IM) is a multi-agency effort, but government investment arm Khazanah Nasional Bhd is the mastermind and prime mover behind the project. In an email interview, managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar (pic) shares his views on IM. Excerpts:
JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Malaysia authorities are optimistic that the special economic corridor will continue to attract both local and foreign investors and remain an attractive investment destination despite negative media reports.
THE construction of a world-class premium factory outlet, better known as the Johor Premium Outlet, in Iskandar Malaysia will boost tourism and lure more investors into the state.
JOHOR BARU: The Federal Government is currently conducting an indepth study on the implementation of the 15% income tax rate for knowledge workers in Iskandar Malaysia.