IRDA to focus more on tourism, creative industry and logistic – Darell

JOHOR BAHRU: The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) will focus more on developing further the tourism, creative industries, logistics, financial and business services sectors in the future, says Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking.

“We will see more tourism products such as shopping malls and specialist hospitals that will capture the varied interest of leisure and business travellers alike, apart from the existing domestic market,” he told reporters after visiting IRDA's headquarters office here today.

Darell added that the spillover from these investments would see numerous job opportunities in the economic development corridor. Since 2006, more than 700,000 jobs were created.

Source: Bernama