UEM SUNRISE COMPLETES 1,217 UNITS OF DENAI NUSANTARA AFFORDABLE HOMES DEVELOPMENT
ISKANDAR PUTERI, JOHOR, 29 January 2019 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers and master developer of Iskandar Puteri has realised yet another milestone in its ongoing commitment to deliver affordable housing in Iskandar Puteri, one of the five flagship zones in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor; with the completion and initial handover of Rumah Mampu Biaya Johor (“RMBJ”) and Kedai Kos Sederhana (“KKS”) in Denai Nusantara.
Held at the compounds of Denai Nusantara, the development completion was commemorated with a Key Handover Ceremony, officiated by the Chief Minister of Johor, YAB Dato’ Haji Osman Haji Sapian, accompanied by YB Tuan Haji Dzulkefly Ahmad, Kota Iskandar Assemblyman / Johor Housing and Rural Development Committee Chairman and Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Sunrise. The event was also attended by Mayor of Iskandar Puteri, YB Dato’ Adib Azhari Daud; UEM Sunrise’s Director Southern 2, Zamri Yusof and about 500 guests, including community leaders, representatives of local authorities, media members and residents of the surrounding areas.
Located next to the industrial parks in Gerbang Nusajaya Denai Nusantara, offers quality affordable homes in a strategic location with accessibility to various business and employment opportunities in Iskandar Puteri.
The homes are spread across five 12-storey blocks comprising 1,109 units with three bedrooms each and a built up of 1000 sq. ft., priced at RM150,000. There are also 108 units of single-storey shop lots within the development to cater to the needs of the residents, further adding to the convenience of living in Denai Nusantara. Other facilities and shared amenities include a multipurpose hall, a mosque, and an open green space that comprises of a football field, a jogging track, a recreational area as well as safety fencing.
UEM Sunrise’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib said, “UEM Sunrise has always been fully supportive of numerous initiatives by the Johor State Government in home ownership programmes for all segments of society. With our formidable years of combined experience in developing townships, residential and integrated developments, we remain committed to building sustainable communities by developing quality affordable homes for the comfort and benefit of the rakyat. We believe in the importance of giving back to the society and continue to launch exciting projects offering easier home ownership.”
UEM Sunrise will continue its affordable housing project with the latest development known as Rumah Mampu Biaya Gerbang Nusantara, Iskandar Puteri which will be built in phases at the end of this year. Rumah Mampu Biaya Gerbang Nusantara will have 4,752 units of terrace houses, apartments and commercial units which include:
• Rumah Mampu Biaya (A), 965 units, priced at RM42,000 • Rumah Mampu Biaya (B), 1,935 units, priced at RM80,000 • Rumah Mampu Biaya (C), 1,610 units, priced at RM150,000 • Kedai Kos Sederhana Rendah, 242 shop lots, priced at RM200,000
In collaboration with a private developer, Denia Development Sdn Bhd (“Denia”), in October 2018, UEM Sunrise has delivered 4,839 units of affordable homes in Taman Nusantara and Nusantara Prima, located strategically adjacent to Nusa Bayu in Iskandar Puteri.
In June 2016, 351 units of Bayu Nusantara affordable homes were delivered to the home owners. UEM Sunrise also collaborated with Denia in developing 201 units of PR1MA houses in Nusantara Prima which were completed and handed-over in April 2017. Currently, 333 units of double-storey terrace houses are under construction in Nusantara Prima.
In addition, UEM Sunrise, in 2008, had allocated 60 acres of land adjacent to the Pontian-Johor Bahru Parkway to the State Government of Johor for the development of PRISMA (Perumahan Rakyat Iskandar Malaysia) houses.
UEM EDGENTA MODERNIZES HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE SERVICES WITH RAMS
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 January 2019 – UEM Edgenta Berhad (UEM Edgenta), the leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company in the region, revealed its active adoption of modern technologies; one of which is the Road Asset Management System or RAMS, a next-generation solution in highway asset management and optimisation.
RAMS – a planning tool database which stores and presents road data information, planning of short and long-term road maintenance – is currently being used in all UEM Edgenta managed highways and roads in Malaysia totalling nearly 2,500 kilometres.
With RAMS, personnel of UEM Edgenta specifically Edgenta Infrastructure Services division, are able to manage information more efficiently prior to commencing maintenance works. RAMS allows for crucial decision making and prioritising which stretch of the highways or roads that require repairs and maintenance – in a nutshell, doing the right maintenance works at the right locations. The technology is also used to create budgets and maximises economic returns of the investments made for the highway and road network.
This was revealed by Dato’ Azmir Merican, UEM Edgenta’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer during a visit by Works Minister, YB Tuan Baru Bian to the Company’s headquarters at Menara UEM, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur.
Accompanying the Minister of Works was the Ministry’s Secretary General, Dato’ Dr. Syed Omar Sharifuddin bin Syed Ikhsan, Director General of the Public Works Department, Dato' Sri Ir. Dr. Roslan bin Md Taha, Director General of the Malaysian Highway Association, Dato’ Sr. Aziz bin Abdullah and Chief Executive Officer of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid, who were taken for a tour of UEM Edgenta’s Command & Contact Centre (C&C), a state-of-the-art facility that is used to deliver its Asset Management services.
C&C is a hub for data intelligence and analytics for Internet of Things (IoT) and Ambient Intelligence which feeds information from all the assets under UEM Edgenta’s care across the nation and this include highway maintenance, hospital support services as well as property and facility management. Highlights of the visit by the Works Minister include a briefing on UEM Edgenta’s statistical performance and innovation initiatives across its operations in the Infrastructure Services division together with OPUS Consultants, UEM Edgenta’s Asset Consultancy arm, that looks after the North-South Expressway (NSE) and Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2 (LPT2).
“Highway and road infrastructure is a major investment and we have been tasked to maintain, improve, and preserve this asset. Rather than continue with the conventional type of maintenance, RAMS’ data and information allows us to facilitate the decision-making process in a timely manner. We are able to improve and prioritise in terms of optimal timing of maintenance works that are needed at a particular location. With RAMS, the target is to minimise the total cost of highway maintenance while at the same time ensure that the highways are safe for motorists,” said Dato’ Azmir.
He went on to add that in the last three (3) years, UEM Edgenta had spent more than RM100 million on capital expenditure (CAPEX) to mechanize & automate, introduce new processes, upgrade HSSE practices & capabilities and adopt cutting-edge technology to improve its service delivery.