JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has recently firmed up its partnership with the British High Commission to strengthen urban and transportation planning in Iskandar Malaysia at the third validation workshop on Global Future Cities Programme at IRDA’s headquarters in Danga Bay, Johor Bahru.
The letter of intent for this strategic partnership was signed between IRDA, represented by Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive, and the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, represented by Mr Kabul Azbaha, Counsellor, Head of Prosperity Team (Economic Development). At hand to witness this was Yang Berhormat Tan Hong Ping, Chairman of Local Government, Science and Technology Committee for Johor.
“Twelve (12) years down the road, Iskandar Malaysia has achieved many successes in the three (3) realms of economics, social and environment and we would want to continue these successes so that they will spill over to benefit the stakeholders, especially the Rakyat.”
“When we talk and discuss about transportation, we will take into account the importance and impact of this agenda on a wider scale in terms of connectivity. I hope that this partnership will help to realize everyone aspirations for Iskandar Malaysia to become an international metropolis.” said Datuk Ismail.
The Global Future Cities Programme builds upon three integrated pillars that will address key barriers to prosperity namely Urban Planning, Transportation, and Resilience. From these integrated pillars, two main interventions for Iskandar.Source: iProperty