Kuala Lumpur, 16 April – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or “the Company”) would like to clarify the recent Company announcement made to Bursa Malaysia, dated 15 April 2021 in relation to the Civil Suit commenced by Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd against Edgenta PROPEL Berhad (“Edgenta PROPEL”). The Civil Suit concerns Edgenta PROPEL’s involvement in the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit's Putrajaya Line (MRT2) project for a Protection & Relocation of Utilities (Relocation of Telecommunications Works) sub-contract work awarded in 2016.
The Company strongly denies allegations of improper work planning, resources allocation and other misleading claims against Edgenta PROPEL. Edgenta PROPEL having consulted its solicitors, Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners is of the view that this suit is totally without merit and will robustly defend the said claim.
Any further updates related to this matter will be communicated through our website (www.uemedgenta.com).
PLUS CROWNED AS WINNER FOR THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY CATEGORY FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT (LARGE BUILDING)
PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) emerged as the 2020 National Energy Award winner in the Energy Efficiency category for Energy Management of Large Buildings as well as runner-up of the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA), making PLUS the first highway concession company to receive this dual honours.
The National Energy Awards 2020 (NEA) is annually organized by Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
According to PLUS Managing Director, Datuk Azman Ismail, “This double win is the result of the PLUS Green Roadmap, a 5-year strategy plan to preserve the environment utilising the most innovative approach. The organisation embraces the use of green tech equally as we embrace the use of tech-inno for our digital transformation journey. PLUS is thoroughly convenience that these 2 streams will ensure our sustainability and growth model, while future proofing the highway industry.”
“Our primary objective is to deliver positive impact on operational excellence, with the aim to improve the level of PLUS highway services. These will be achieved through the implementation of contemporary and relevant green technologies, inculcating practices and culture that will benefit the industry,” remarked Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi, PLUS Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of PLUS’s Energy Management Committee (EMC).
The key milestone of PLUS’s success is the efficient management of its headquarters’ electricity consumption. Persada PLUS building recorded a significant reduction in energy consumption and improvement of its Building Energy Intensity (BEI) by lowering its annual energy consumption to 15% in 2019 as compared to its 2016 baseline.
The awards were presented by YB Datuk Seri Dr. Shamsul Anuar, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources to Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi, Chief Operating Officer of PLUS at an Appreciation Ceremony held on 5th of April 2021.
MEDIA STATEMENT: UEM EDGENTA BERHAD
Kuala Lumpur, 8 April – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or “Company”) wishes to inform that the Company is aware of the memorandum handover by the members of the National Union of Workers in Hospital Support and Allied Services or Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Swasta Perkhidmatan Sokongan di Hospital-Hospital Kerajaan Semenanjung Malaysia (“union”) in Putrajaya this morning.
The Company would like to reiterate that we have remained professional in our dealings with the union together with its affiliated parties and would like to assure the public that we will continue to ensure no service disruption at all hospitals under the Company’s care. In that respect the Company is committed to work together with the Ministry of Health Malaysia (“MOH”) to address the matter.
As a responsible corporate citizen, the Company has always complied with the Malaysian labour law practices across its operations. Pertaining to the main issue raised by the union during the memorandum handover and in accordance with the Malaysian labour law, the minimum retirement age is 60 years old, hence any extension to the employment contracts is based on individuals’ performance, employment records and fit for duty as hospitals are high risk areas.
Due to ongoing developments relating to this matter, any further updates on this matter will be communicated through our website (www.uemedgenta.com).
UEM SUNRISE ADDS TO THE DUTAMAS SKYLINE WITH A SUCCESSFUL TOPPING OUT CEREMONY OF THE RESIDENSI SOLARIS PARQ
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 April 2021 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, celebrated a successful topping out of Residensi Solaris Parq serviced residences today.
Launched in October 2017, the topping out symbolises the concreting of the roof slab, marks yet another milestone towards the first phase of the residential component in the 18.76-acre mixed development masterplan called Solaris Parq.
Residensi Solaris Parq is a freehold luxury serviced residences comprising two 41-storey towers with 288 units each. It offers five different layouts to choose from with built-ups ranging from 721 sq ft to 2,469 sq ft to cater to diverse homebuyers, from individual occupants to small and large families. With a Gross Development Value (GDV) of approximately RM755 million, Residensi Solaris Parq is expected to enhance the attractiveness of Mont’Kiara and Dutamas as the affluent address to aspire for, given the twin towers’ well-balanced design of luxury, nature and convenience.
With a starting price of RM948,800, Residensi Solaris Parq is just a few units away from being fully taken and is targeted for completion in Q2 2022.
Residensi Solaris Parq is set to feature more than 30 lifestyle amenities and cutting-edge facilities for its residents to enjoy under three distinct thematic facility areas that will enhance the concept of luxury inspired by nature:
The Meadow – Located at the entrance with lush landscaped grounds and grand lobby with 6m high ceiling.
The Canopy – Located at the podium with exquisite lifestyle facilities, including a 50m Olympic-length lap pool and a Rain Spa.
The Cloud – Located at the top floors with rejuvenating lounges, a deck for meditation, fragrant shrubs and a rooftop Jacuzzi with a view of Kuala Lumpur City Centre skyline.
The development also boasts a four-tier security system as well as a digital lockset in the main entrance door of all units for the safety and comfort of its residents.
UEM Sunrise Chief Operations Officer (Central) Liong Kok Kit said: “The topping out ceremony here at Residensi Solaris Parq symbolises our commitment to bring value to the Dutamas area further. As one of the leading developers in the country, we aspire to create more sustainable living spaces for everyone and, at the same time, develop a sense of community with the surrounding businesses. We are pleased with the ongoing efforts and progress of Residensi Solaris Parq and we look forward to its completion next year.”
UEM Sunrise Chief Executive Officer, Sufian Abdullah led the ceremony, together with Liong and Solaris Parq project team leader Rudy Lim Lai Huat. HAB Construction Sdn Bhd, main contractor of the project, were represented by executive directors Haw Beng Wah, Ong Tien Ling and Wilson Haw Wei Sheng; while partner at GDP Architects, Muhammad Feeda bin Ahmat, were also in attendance. The event only consisted of the ceremonial topping out followed up with a group photo session where strict SOPs were observed.
Residensi Solaris Parq marks the first phase of the integrated freehold master development in Solaris Parq, and UEM Sunrise’s ongoing developments in Dutamas. The development will be expanded further with not only commercial and retail units, but also another residential component in the second phase and a two-acre open park.
Phase 2, or Plot B of Solaris Parq will also be open for bookings soon, offering four office towers comprising two towers of stratified office suites and two more for en-bloc sale. With award-winning designers poised to construct the state-of-the-art office towers, office workers and residents alike are set to enjoy a line-up of exciting offerings, blending work, play and life.
The pipeline will include the first cinema in the Dutamas/Mont’Kiara vicinity, redefining experiential retail and contemporary living at its finest, with the aid of technological advances including app-based conveniences, such as directory, payment, delivery and wayfinding.
Additionally, residents and purchasers will enjoy seamless connectivity to UEM Sunrise’s own creative retail space, Publika Shopping Gallery through a covered link bridge, proximity to other leisure and commercial hubs in Mont’Kiara and Hartamas, and various educational institutions and hospitals. Residents and purchasers will also have easy access to the surrounding regions with Solaris Parq’s connectivity to vital highway networks such as SPRINT Expressway, Penchala Link, and the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).
Solaris Parq development commands a GDV of more than RM3 billion and is set to replicate and complement the success of Solaris Dutamas.
For more information, please visit www.uemsunrise.com.
PLUSRONDA HIGHWAY PATROL TURNS 31
Petaling Jaya, 1st April 2021 – PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) renowned for its iconic highway patrol unit known as PLUSRonda, whose role is to keep the 1,100KM long PLUS and LPT2 highways safe for its daily highway customers of over 1.3 million cars, celebrates its 31st year since it was established on 1st April 1990.
“Throughout the three decades these highway men in blue have saved countless lives and assisted thousands in distress, from flat tires to breakdowns and even delivering babies and walking the elderly safely from their cars to the R&R steps. Many has complimented them on social media. More recently our PLUSRonda officer went beyond the call of duty by assisting a stranded highway customer who needed to catch her flight and she did. It’s the little things like this that reinforces our brand promise of ‘Taking Good Care of You, Every Step of the Way’, and they make our organisation proud by always seeking to do things better,” explains Datuk Azman Ismail, Managing Director of PLUS.
While PLUS undergoes its digital transformation journey since 2017, the PLUSRonda team too has embraced digital technology in their vehicles with all round videos to record incidents as well as the latest innovation called PLUSRonda Intelligent Management System (PRIME) which replaces the manual form filling of PLUSRonda incident records. This frees up the time for the PLUSRonda to focus and provide better on ground service during traffic incidences.
“It is a significant milestone as PLUSRonda turns 31 this year as they embrace technology in the form of PRIME, enabling them to communicate with our PLUS Traffic Monitoring Centre directly in real time and therefore being able to provide a more salient customer experience. Moreover, PRIME is not just merely replacing manual reporting forms, it goes beyond that as it signifies our endeavour to embrace technology to improve our efficiency and productivity. At the same time, we are also modernizing the existing PLUSRonda patrolling vehicles and fit them with state-of-the-art gadgets and features to enable them to patrol and monitor safely and effectively,” added Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi, Chief Operating Officer of PLUS.
589 PLUSRonda officers have continuously strived to deliver their rescue and recovery assistance despite the pandemic. They work 24/7, 365 days a year and coordinate as a team to cover the entire length of the PLUS and LPT2 highways. They also provide collaborative assistance to PDRM’s highway patrol as well as JPJ Traffic units together with national enforcement agencies to keep the highways safe for all.
In the unwavering spirit of their tenacity this year’s celebration is themed ‘PLUSRonda Remains Dynamic in The Face of Pandemic’, as a recognition of their contribution and Covid-19 risk they face in the new normal.
While lives continue under the new normal and interstate travel is still not allowed, the PLUSRonda team forges ahead to carry out their duties to rescue and recover highway customers come rain or shine. It is this that we acknowledge and celebrate their “Raison détre”.