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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

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