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PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) annual korban activity this year brought joys as it touched the hearts of 1,170 families. In the spirit of Rakan Negara (Friend of the Nation), PLUS has always looked out for ways to support and assist the communities along its 1,130km highway fence line especially during the festivities. The intention is purely to bring happiness and blessing, more so during this pandemic.

 

“This year, aligned to approved COVID-19 SOP, PLUS contributed 10 cows to our fence line community across the North-South Expressway and LPT2 highways. It is a small gesture, to be able to bring happiness and blessing to the families living along our fence line during this meaningful celebration. We know, many of us must sacrifice and forego necessities which were once available before the pandemic. As an organization, we have an obligation to help those within our jurisdiction during these trying times,” explains Datuk Azman Ismail, Managing Director of PLUS.

PLUS proactively involves its fence line community, especially amongst the B40 category in activities that are aimed at improving their quality of life, ranging from financial assistance, educational and entrepreneurial programs within the community.

ISKANDAR PUTERI21 July 2021 – UEM Sunrise Berhad ("UEM Sunrise" or the "Company") has seen the soaring popularity of the guarded development Senadi Hills in Iskandar Puteri with its first phase double-storey terraced houses almost entirely taken up a year after its launch.

Since its launch last July, Phase 1A of Senadi Hills has recorded more than 85% in finalised sales while the later Phase 1B showed equal star power with a take-up rate of 75% after just several months, a testament to its customers' confidence in the quality and value of one of UEM Sunrises' many attractively priced products in the Southern region.

The 62-acre Senadi Hills is UEM Sunrise's answer to private and secure homes for multigenerational families with beautifully landscaped gardens right outside the doorstep. A freehold residential development with easy access to expressways and close to the shopping centre, healthcare facilities, education institution and leisure amenities; Senadi Hills offers Comfort, Convenience and Connected living to its residents.

Both Phases 1A and 1B consist of 112 and 120 units, respectively, out of 398 residential units are on offer in the exclusive guarded mixed development. Built-up of the residential units starts from 2,088 sqft. With options of the 4-bedroom units in the 20' x 70' and 22' x 70' land area, Senadi Hills offers tastefully designed homes which suit the different multigenerational needs. The price starts from RM623,900, which includes a 15% discount for Bumiputera buyers.

For the commercial units which complete the neighbourhood, homebuyers will be at ease with the Senadi Square, set to provide basic conveniences with its 20 units of double-storey shop offices. To date, Senadi Square has already seen almost half of its units taken up for the added comfort of Senadi Hills residents.

UEM Sunrise Chief Operations Officer (Southern) Zamri Yusof said: "We are very encouraged by the demand for Senadi Hills. Despite the economic uncertainty and border closures, this shows that our customers have confidence that we can deliver them quality products on time at great value for money."

"We aim to continually meet our customers' demands and high expectations to surgical precision, and with the philosophy of E.V.E. (Exciting, brings Value, Easy to Own).  We also remain confident in our products' attractiveness and unique selling propositions to foreign buyers when the international borders eventually reopen. All of UEM Sunrise’s developments in the burgeoning township of Iskandar Puteri are strategically located within close proximity of public amenities and the vibrant Puteri Harbour recreational hub," he added.

Senadi Hills residents from all ages can enjoy stroller and wheelchair-friendly and fresh green spaces in the residential eco-sanctuary. The 2.5km jogging track, children's playground, outdoor gym, mini tai chi area and plaza will provide respite for the whole family to unwind and reconnect with each other after the daily grind.

Located in the international city of Iskandar Puteri and just a stone's throw from the island city of Singapore, Senadi Hills is easily accessible from the Lebuh Kota Iskandar and Jalan Ismail Sultan (Iskandar Coastal Highway). The development is also within the vicinity of other matured townships, including Bukit Indah, Horizon Hills and Nusa Bestari.

Senadi Hills which has a Gross Development Value of RM411 million, sits in the proximity of nearby amenities and attractions such as Legoland Malaysia, Mall of Medini, Gleneagles Medini, Aeon Bukit Indah and Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal, and numerous main arteries to connecting cities.

Aspiring homebuyers can take advantage of the Home Ownership Campaign 2.0 which has been extended until 31 December 2021, and immediately enjoy a minimum 10% discount on the purchasing price of properties, 100% exemption of stamp duty on the Instrument of Transfer for properties worth up the RM1 million and exemption of stamp duty in Instrument of Securing Loan.

At the same time, Senadi Hills is one of participating projects in Maybank Islamic’s HouzKEY, where first- and second-time Malaysian homeowners will have the opportunity to own their dream home in a 100% financing scheme with zero down payment and zero payment during the construction period.

Visit the UEM Sunrise Property Showcase in Imperia, Puteri Harbour or the website at www.uemsunrise.com to learn more about Senadi Hills and to view its 360° virtual show unit. Or send a Whatsapp message to our friendly property consultants at +6019 758 3700 for more information.

 

artist's impression of Senadi Hills Phase 1A

 

An artist's impression of Senadi Hills Phase 1A. The 62-acre Senadi Hills homes are tastefully designed to suit the different multigenerational needs and are surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens right outside the doorstep.

 

artist's impression of one of Senadi Hills’ entrances

 

An artist's impression of one of Senadi Hills’ entrances. The 62-acre freehold residential development is not only UEM Sunrise's answer to private and secure homes, but also has easy access to expressways and close to the shopping centre, healthcare facilities, education institution and leisure amenities.

 

artist’s impression of Senadi Hills’ public amenities

 

An artist’s impression of Senadi Hills’ public amenities for its residents for all ages including a 2.5km jogging track, children's playground, outdoor gym, and mini tai chi area and plaza. These amenities provide respite for the whole family to unwind and reconnect with each other after the daily grind.

UEM Sunrise Chief Operations Officer (Southern), Zamri Yusof

 

UEM Sunrise Chief Operations Officer (Southern), Zamri Yusof

 

 

Understanding the challenging economic environment faced by its “Rakan Niaga” or R&R traders, PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) extended a three month assistance from this August to October, which includes reduction in monthly rental to all its stall and temporary business operators. All traders in the North and South Bound Gelang Patah Rest and Service Areas (R&R) will receive full monthly rental waivers considering the impact of the temporary closure of the Malaysia-Singapore border.

PLUS also provided a two week waiver on the monthly rental to R&R business operators who are affected by the Government’s announcement to extend the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Selangor.

In an effort to provide business continuity to help the R&R business operators, the company is looking into payment plans including waiver of late payment charges. The same assistance has also been extended to the R&R business operators based at Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2 (LPT2) in Terengganu.

Since 2020, PLUS has granted business operators rental relief due to the impact of the interstate travel restrictions and PLUS is constantly seeking ways to assist and help its business operators during these challenging times.

“PLUS has consistently been assisting our R&R business operators since the first Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 2020. To help our business operators adapt to disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have provided online training as well to equip them in using technology for their business in the new norms,” said Syed Mohammed Idid, Head of Strategic Stakeholder Engagement of PLUS.

“To encourage contactless transactions for the safety of our customers and our business operators, the “Order Disini” or Pre-order function in the PLUS App was designed as an enabler for food-to-go orders and as a means to mitigate reduction of dine in customers at the R&Rs, ” explains Syed.

KUALA LUMPUR9 July 2021 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”) has contributed and arranged for essential goods to be distributed to 250 families residing in Kampung Segambut Dalam, one of the areas placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

This is the latest caring Corporate Social Responsibility effort by the Company to support groups and communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Kampung Segambut Dalam is also within close proximity to several of UEM Sunrise’s developments such as Residensi Sefina, Allevia Mont’Kiara and Kiara Kasih.

With residents under strict lockdown rules and unable to leave or enter Kampung Segambut Dalam due to the EMCO, UEM Sunrise representatives led by Chief Executive Officer Sufian Abdullah along with Member of Parliament for Segambut YB Hannah Yeoh and the Social Welfare Department left the supplies including canned meat and noodles at the Bilik Gerakan PKPD Kampung Segambut Dalam yesterday. The group distributed supplies to another 250 families in Kampung Masjid Segambut, a neighbourhood just outside the EMCO border.

“My heart goes out to all residents of Kampung Segambut Dalam affected by the lockdown. It is imperative that we support our closest communities, and we hope that our contributions will lessen some of their worries. As a responsible corporate entity and guided by our C.H.I.E.F. values, we will continue to do our best to assist affected groups including frontliners during these difficult times,” said Sufian.

Yeoh also commended UEM Sunrise for lending a hand in making sure that these closest communities are not left behind. “It is crucial that we find ways to ensure that the most affected communities continue to have basic supplies to live through the EMCO. In times when resources are stretched really thin, I am heartened that UEM Sunrise and other corporates and NGOs have stepped up to ensure the communities who are in need the most do not go hungry during this very challenging period,” she said.

On 25 June, the National Security Council announced two localities within Kuala Lumpur to be placed under EMCO including Kampung Segambut Dalam from 26 June to 9 July.

UEM Sunrise previously organised two programmes during the Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri period which included distributing essential items to the Kampung Orang Asli Simpang Arang in Gelang Patah, Johor and sending out cash contribution to the Pertubuhan Nur Kasih Bestari Orphanage in Kajang, Selangor in April and May, respectively.

Last year, the Company made donations to Malaysia Relief Agency and Malaysia Red Crescent Society of Johor, as well as Hospital Kuala Lumpur; for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), face masks, medical equipment and a ventilator machine. At the same time, groceries were distributed to 300 families in Johor in partnership with Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri and the Johor Bahru district office.

 

PLUS Malaysia Berhad’s (PLUS) launched its first voluntary Sustainability Report at its virtual townhall recently, which was attended by over 1,700 employees. The report demonstrates PLUS commitment and highlights its achievements in the areas of Environment, Social and Governance.

“As Malaysia’s largest highway operator, we are conscious of the critical role we play in supporting the Government’s visions toward being Smart Highway of the Future as well as our responsibilities towards the environment and society. Recognizing this, we have implemented numerous initiatives to ensure that we provide a safe and comfortable commute, while preserving the environment, being socially responsible and upholding good governance.” said Datuk Azman Ismail, Managing Director of PLUS,

PLUS has been recognized with various National and Regional Energy Management awards. Through digitalization innovations, the company recorded a 25% savings in energy consumption and achieved a significant reduction of GHG emissions (Green House Gas). “Our report illustrates the measures we undertook to minimize the impacts of climate change to protect the safety of our highway users. Guided by the PLUS Green Roadmap, the Report shares our aspirations in accelerating environmental efforts, including water and waste management” said En Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi, PLUS Chief Operations Officer.

The Report highlights various innovation efforts and its achievements. In 2020 alone, 170 processes were digitalized resulting in a reduction of 1,300 hours in process cycle time and a saving of 3 million sheets of papers. Align with PLUS’ commitment towards continuous learning and developing an agile workforce, it successfully conducted 27,000 virtual training hours to over 2,300 employees.

Being the logistical lungs of Peninsular Malaysia and a catalyst for socioeconomic activities, through the various Movement Control Orders (“MCO”) we spared no effort to ensure seamless delivery of our essential goods and services across our highways, while in strict adherence to SOPs. We also supported our highway frontlines and local communities through financial assistance and CSR programs, touching more than 10,000 lives.” said Satpal Singh, PLUS Chief Governance & Risk Officer, who oversees Sustainability activities at PLUS. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to share our sustainability aspirations, efforts and achievements through this report, where it’s publication is a true testament of our commitment towards delivering sustainable values to all our stakeholders and our purpose of Taking Good Care of You Every Step of the Way”. added Datuk Azman.

The Report can be downloaded from its website, www.plus.com.my and on all its social media platforms. The report can also be accessed by scanning the QR code below.

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