IRDA seeks strategic partners, entrepreneurs for its youth hub

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 24 -- The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is looking for strategic partners as well as entrepreneurs to support its youth hub in Hutan Bandar Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB).

The 6.07 hectares of youth hub, which is expected to be officially opened in the first quarter of next year, will have 23 mini-stores as well as various facilities and opportunities to be tapped upon.

IRDA chief executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said entrepreneurs and strategic partners are encouraged to be part of this new development.

For entrepreneurs, the youth hub is looking for those who can offer their products and services such as food and beverages, sports equipment and attire, and gadgets while for strategic partners, the hub is looking for associations or corporations that would want to operate or sponsor its many facilities.

These include meeting rooms and pods, an entrepreneurship gallery, a mini theatre, a food court and many more.

"The youth hub is billed as an affordable, one-stop centre for youth. This is the platform where youth can enjoy and develop themselves in areas such as sports, entrepreneurship, creative and arts, volunteerism and many more supported by the various offerings and facilities,” he said in a statement here today.

Source: Bernama