BANDAR MALAYSIA TO BOOST ECONOMY
of Southeast Asia and will be situated on a 4.05ha piece of land in Bandar Malaysia.
DFTZ, as reported by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, is expected to double the growth rate of smalland medium-scale enterprises, increase overall goods export by US$25 billion (RM108 billion), and create 60,000 jobs by 2025.
Bandar Malaysia is located on the old airport site of the Kuala Lumpur Air Base in Sungai Besi, just 7km from the Kuala Lumpur city centre.
“We are focusing on completing the relocation of the Kuala Lumpur Air Base to eight different sites by the end of this year.
“Meanwhile, we have obtained the approval-in-principle for the Development Order from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, and the Mass Rail Transit works for Line Two — Sungai Buloh-SerdangPutrajaya — are in progress on site.”
The development of Bandar Malaysia is poised to change the facade and environment of Sungai Besi and the greater Kuala Lumpur areas.
Azmar said Bandar Malaysia would become a transit oriented development, anchored on the maximum use of public transport with the government setting it as a terminus for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore highspeed rail project.
The integrated development is set to be a central transport hub, connecting the MRT lines, KTM Komuter, Express Rail Link and 12 other highways.
“With all these, the project can become the future nucleus of Kuala Lumpur.
“The areas surrounding the development will be able to benefit from the modernisation of the infrastructure brought about by Bandar Malaysia,” he said, adding the development’s primary goal was to be one of the main catalysts for the economic development of greater Kuala Lumpur.
Bandar Malaysia is envisioned as a world-class city-within-a-city that offers seamless connectivity. TRX City Sdn Bhd, formerly known as 1MDB Real Estate Sdn Bhd, stated in its factsheet that the project was expected to be completed over the next 30 years. Bernama
Datuk Azmar Talib