UEM SUNRISE SUPPORTS THE KUALA LUMPUR ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL TO FOSTER AND STRENGTHEN THE TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE BETWEEN ARCHITECTS AND THE BUILT INDUST
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 December 2023 – UEM Sunrise Berhad ("UEM Sunrise" or the "Company") is proud to announce its collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Architectural Festival ("KLAF") for the KLAF Design Charrettes 2023. This initiative is designed to cultivate meaningful interactions within the built environment communities. Participants include representatives from professional architectural bodies, city council members, architecture students, academicians, and place-makers. The primary objective is to facilitate idea-sharing sessions and develop innovative solutions for the industry.
Themed "Urban Canvas: Painting Places and Connecting Cities", the KLAF Design Charrettes 2023 took place from 10 to 16 December at the Malaysian Institute of Architects ("PAM") Centre. The event featured the active participation of 66 students from a variety of universities, each guided by one facilitator, organised into ten groups. The goal is to scrutinise selected site locations with unique and unconventional challenges. Subsequently, participants were tasked to propose innovative architectural solutions centred around community building, sustainability, technology, and innovation.
Recognising that the built environment encompasses cities, buildings, community and transportation infrastructure, and open space, among other elements, UEM Sunrise is committed to collaborating with like-minded partners to nurture both seasoned professionals and aspiring university students. This commitment was exemplified through the organisation of workshops and knowledge-sharing sessions, which serve as a platform to effectively delve into innovative solutions and address contemporary challenges in urban planning and design.
“The KLAF Design Charrettes 2023 provided UEM Sunrise with an excellent platform to champion sustainable and liveable concepts for the future,” remarked UEM Sunrise Chief Executive Officer, Sufian Abdullah.
“We have a fantastic partnership with PAM, and together, we have the means to empower these talented young designers, enabling them to showcase their cutting-edge, innovative ideas that can seamlessly integrate as built environment solutions", he added.
The programme aims to achieve three key objectives:
To reinforce the built environment community's understanding and deliberate on the latest trends, culture, sustainability, and urban development in fostering a collaborative mindset amongst a diverse group of experts.
To encourage a culture of growth and intellectual advancement by introducing new skills in innovative design methods and technology, enhancing the community's existing expertise by adopting best practices from various regions.
To provide a space for participants to creatively explore and test their ideas, methods, and solutions through teamwork in authentic and challenging sites.
The programme's closing ceremony was held on 16 December at UEM Sunrise's Kiara Bay Sales Gallery in Kepong.
KLAF 2023 Convener for Engage: Design Charrettes programme, Ar. Syah Kamaruddin said: "The Design Charrettes programme stands as a transformative initiative, orchestrating key cross-disciplinary collaborations, promoting unconventional and creative ideas, community engagement, and team building. Anchored in an accelerated design process, this programme unites key stakeholders such as PAM, UEM Sunrise, Board of Architects, and Kuala Lumpur City Hall."
"Architectural students and graduate architects, guided by enthusiastic mentors, participate in these sessions marked by cooperation and mutual respect. The sessions conducted not only aimed to shape the immediate design-focused solutions but also an opportunity for emerging practices and future architects to showcase their adept skills and innovative services."
A few of KLAF Design Charrettes 2023's mentors, Ar. Jai Mahadi, Ar. Michael Tan and Ar. Razi Junaidi collectively said: "The collaboration between UEM Sunrise and PAM offers engagement among stakeholders, architects, and students, allowing the designers to be creative in their proposals and show feasibility from the stakeholders' point of view. This event displayed stakeholders' commitment to pushing boundaries and considering valuable ideas for the development industry.
"We are glad to participate in the one-week intensive design charrette where architects share their knowledge and experience, giving the students a chance to learn not just technical but also designing outside the box and presenting their ideas to the public and stakeholders. We are excited to work together again next year."
Organised by PAM, KLAF is a significant event held annually on Malaysia's architectural calendar to unite and galvanise a group of influencers within the industry and discipline. Through the establishment of NEXT100, KLAF intends to engage and collaborate with communities from all over Malaysia and the region, committed to stimulating innovative discourse, prompting a re-evaluation of architectural priorities, and encouraging the exploration of new horizons.
UEM Sunrise CEO Sufian Abdullah shared a few words during the closing ceremony of KLAF Design Charrettes 2023 on 16 December.
KLAF Director Ar. Norzaini Mufti presented his speech during the closing ceremony of KLAF Design Charrettes 2023 on 16 December. Photo by GarisPixel.
Standing from left: KLAF Mentor Ar. Razi Junaidi; UEM Sunrise Manager of Design Nur Adila Hisham; Past PAM President Ar Lillian Tay; UEM Sunrise CFO Hafizuddin Sulaiman; LAM President Dato Ar. Azman Md. Hashim; UEM Sunrise CEO Sufian Abdullah; KLAF Director Ar. Norzaini Mufti; Ketua Pegawai Perancang Bandar dan Desa DBKL Shariman Abdul Wahab; UEM Sunrise Head of Lab Asdinor Hakim Anuar Apandi; UEM Sunrise Head of Corporate Communications and Branding Yuswanis Yusof; KLAF Mentor Ar. Jai Mahadi; KLAF Mentor Ar. Michael Tan; and KLAF 2023 Convener for Engage Ar. Syah Kamaruddin posed for a group photo with the winners during the KLAF Design Charrettes 2023.
PLUS AMBIL LANGKAH PROAKTIF UNTUK MENGENDALIKAN PENINGKATAN JUMLAH KENDERAAN DI LEBUH RAYA SEMPENA CUTI PERAYAAN & HUJUNG TAHUN
Petaling Jaya, 22 Disember 2023:- PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) menjangkakan peningkatan trafik sehingga 2 juta kenderaan sehari akan berada di lebuh raya kendaliannya terutamanya pada hari-hari puncak bersempena dengan musim cuti sekolah, perayaan Krismas dan Tahun Baharu.
Sehubungan itu, PLUS menasihatkan orang ramai yang menggunakan Lebuhraya PLUS di antara 22 Disember 2023 hingga 1 Januari 2024 supaya merancang perjalanan mereka dengan memilih waktu perjalanan yang sesuai untuk mereka mula memasuki lebuh raya melalui jadual digital My-TTA di dalam Aplikasi PLUS sepanjang tempoh musim perayaan ini. Pada masa yang sama, PLUS turut proaktif membuat persediaan-persediaan lain untuk menguruskan peningkatan trafik melalui pelbagai pendekatan untuk membantu pengguna lebuh raya menikmati perjalanan yang selamat, lancar dan selesa sempena musim cuti sekolah, perayaan Krismas dan Tahun Baharu pada kali ini.
Sehubungan dengan itu, PLUS akan turut mengambil langkah-langkah berikut:- 1) Menambah pasukan PLUSRonda untuk mengadakan lebih rondaan di lebuh raya. 2) Menghentikan sementara kerja-kerja penyelenggaraan jalan di antara 20 Disember 2023 hingga 1 Januari 2024 (pengecualian diberikan kepada kerja-kerja kecemasan yang memerlukan tindakan segera demi keselamatan pengguna). 3) Menugaskan kira-kira 4,600 kakitangan di plaza-plaza tol, anggota PLUSRonda, kakitangan penyelenggaraan, Pusat Pemantauan Trafik dan anggota RELA. 4) Menyediakan makluman trafik terkini menerusi My-TTA, paparan papantanda elektronik lebuh raya, Aplikasi PLUS, X @PLUSTrafik, laman media sosial, Chatbot PUTRI dan stesen-stesen radio. PLUS juga akan mengaktifkan laluan SmartLane di beberapa lokasi kritikal sepanjang lebuh raya kendaliannya bagi membantu menyuraikan trafik berikutan peningkatan trafik yang dijangka berlaku pada musim cuti sekolah, perayaan Krismas dan Tahun Baharu yang akan datang.
Tertakluk kepada keadaan trafik semasa, laluan SmartLane akan diaktifkan di laluan antara Persimpangan Senai Utara hingga Persimpangan Kulai (KM19.0 hingga KM27.0 - Arah Utara) pada 22 Disember 2023 hingga 1 Januari 2024 (antara jam 8:00 pagi hingga 6:00 petang) dan antara laluan Persimpangan Port Dickson hingga Persimpangan Seremban (KM260.0 hingga KM263.1 - Arah Utara) pada 23 Disember hingga 25 Disember 2023 dan pada 29 Disember 2023 hingga 1 Januari 2024 (antara jam 9:00 pagi hingga 10:00 malam).
Sementara itu, PLUS juga bersiap sedia untuk mengaktifkan laluan SmartLane, di laluan Gua Tempurung - Gopeng (KM306.7 hingga KM297.0 - Arah Utara), Slim River - Sungkai (KM366.8 hingga KM354.0 - Arah Utara) dan dari Kawasan Rehat dan Rawat (R&R) Rawang - Persimpangan Sungai Buaya (KM439.5 – KM435.5 - Arah Utara), namun pelaksanaan ini tertakluk kepada keadaan trafik semasa di lokasi-lokasi terbabit. PLUS turut menasihatkan semua pengguna lebuh raya supaya memastikan kenderaan mereka berada dalam keadaan baik, bersedia secara fizikal dan mental untuk perjalanan jauh dan lebih berhati-hati ketika memandu semasa musim hujan. Pengguna lebuh raya juga digalakkan untuk berhenti rehat di R&R atau hentian sebelah sebelum menyambung semula perjalanan. Pengguna lebuh raya juga boleh mendapatkan maklumat trafik terkini menerusi My-TTA, Aplikasi X @PLUSTrafik, Aplikasi PLUS, Chatbot PUTRI, papan tanda elektronik (VMS) di lokasi-lokasi terpilih serta mengikuti laporan trafik terkini menerusi siaran-siaran radio utama negara.
UEM EDGENTA EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN MIDDLE EAST REAL ESTATE MARKET WITH KAIZEN GROUP ACQUISITION AND TECH PARTNERSHIPS
DUBAI, 7 December – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”), Malaysia's foremost Asset Management & Infrastructure Solutions provider, is advancing its regional expansion strategy in the integrated facility management market within the Middle East. As part of this effort, the Company has recently formalised a definitive agreement with KAIZEN Group, further bolstering its presence in the region. In reaffirming its commitment to this strategic growth initiative, UEM Edgenta is also pleased to announce the exchange of three (3) separate Memorandum of Business Exploration (MOBE) with its partners; DISRUPT-X DMCC (Disrupt-X), ZAIN TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Zain Tech) and Tadoom.
Announced at the ongoing Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (“COP28”), the Company is delighted to declare the acquisition of a 60% stake in a distinguished tech-enabled property management services company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). KAIZEN Group has established an exemplary reputation for providing comprehensive services across the real estate value chain, encompassing Owners Association Management, Master Community Management, Development Project Management, Property & Leasing Management Advisory & Consultancy, as well as Handover & Snagging Services.
The combined strength of UEM Edgenta and KAIZEN Group, is poised to establish an integrated real estate services platform. This collaborative endeavor is dedicated to enhancing the delivery of integrated services and crafting bespoke lifestyle experiences, all underpinned by cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions.
This acquisition will also facilitate the integration of Edgenta's smart buildings, leveraging its Asseto SaaS platform, and incorporating sustainability solutions like Energy Efficiency, Energy Performance Contracts, and Green Building Initiatives. This strategic move addresses the growing demand for these solutions in the Middle East.
Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta said, "Having KAIZEN Group as part of UEM Edgenta represents a strategic move, capitalizing on the growth opportunities within the real estate sector. This is fueled by the Dubai Master Urban Plan 2040, which aims to create a well-being model, ultimately enhancing Dubai's reputation as the premier city for quality living. This integration reinforces the presence of the UEM Edgenta in the Middle East, aligning seamlessly with our 'Edgenta of the Future 2025' vision. It expands our international footprint, which already spans Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, the UAE, and KSA, while elevating our product and technology offerings in high-growth markets. This venture is a testament to our ongoing commitment to enriching lives and advancing infrastructure on a global scale, all while realizing forward-looking technology solutions in sustainable smart city development."
"Our initiatives today are not just mere aspirations; we firmly believe they serve as a roadmap to a more sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous world. We regard data and AI, particularly in the context of Smart Cities, as the foundational elements in this transformative journey. Through their integration, we aspire to lead the way in establishing new industry standards, nurturing global collaboration, and ingraining ESG principles into the very essence of our Smart Cities operations," added Syahrunizam.
In addition to the acquisition of KAIZEN Group, UEM Edgenta is delighted to announce the formalisation of a MOBE in partnership with Disrupt-X, Zain Tech and Tadoom. This strategic collaboration marks the commencement of a collective endeavor aimed at harnessing the combined expertise of all three (3) organisations. In alliance with Zain Tech and Tadoom, UEM Edgenta is embarking on dedicated initiatives in Oman and the broader Middle East region. Disrupt-X plays a pivotal role in this partnership with Zain and Tadoom, focusing on the development of smart cities and sustainability in the built environment by harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) and smart solutions at both the asset level and on a citywide scale.
These partnerships strengthens UEM Edgenta’s unwavering commitment to delivering innovative, technology-driven solutions within the real estate sector, and at the same time shaping a sustainable and technologically advanced future for the region.
Representing their respective organisations during the document exchange were Fadi Marwan Alnwilati Almasri, Chief Executive Officer, KAIZEN Group, Hany Hanna, Chief Executive Officer, Zain Tech and Abdullah Al Badi, Chief Executive Officer, Tadoom.
UEM Edgenta’s MD/CEO, Syahrunizam Samsudin was also interviewed by Reuters at the sidelines of the COP 28 event in Dubai. Keeping to the overall theme of COP28, he discussed how innovative technologies and green infrastructure are essential tools for asset management players like UEM Edgenta to contribute to climate goals. The video is accessible from the link below: https://www.reuters.com/plus/acumen-stories/cop-28/uem-edgenta
BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAMME BY UEM SUNRISE STRIVES TO REDUCE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF FAMILIES
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 December 2023 – To ease the financial burdens of underprivileged families and to raise the spirits of students as they enter the new school year, UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), in collaboration with Yayasan UEM, the philanthropic arm of UEM Group Berhad, had recently distributed school necessities to 251 primary and secondary students.
The annual Back-To-School programme commenced from 16 November to 21 November 2023 and covered five of UEM Sunrise’s PINTAR-adopted schools in Kuala Lumpur and Iskandar Puteri. A group of UEM Sunrise staff volunteered to distribute school necessities to the 251 underprivileged students chosen by their respective schools.
The essential items donated included two sets of uniforms, one school bag, a pair of shoes, socks and a sports attire voucher. In addition, female students from the participating secondary schools in both regions were also provided with reusable sanitary pads, further highlighting the Company’s efforts in conservation and dissuading single-use sanitary pads.
In the Central region, the Back-To-School programme took place at the Company’s creative retail space, Publika Shopping Gallery, where, in addition to receiving the school supplies, the students were also given an outing around the retail space, akin to a school trip. As for the Southern region, the same programme occurred at the Company’s office in Imperia Tower, Iskandar Puteri and SK Ladang Pendas, both located in Johor Bahru.
UEM Sunrise Chief Executive Officer Sufian Abdullah said: "Aligning with our CHIEF values, we always believe in the importance of giving back and forming closer ties with the communities. As such, we are honoured to work alongside Yayasan UEM in this programme, specially catered for underprivileged students to reduce some of their families' financial hardships and burdens."
"We are deeply appreciative to Yayasan UEM for supporting us to alleviate some of the students’ financial hardships, which deeply resonates with our own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. We hope that our contribution to these students will help spur their happiness and excitement to go to school and focus on their studies.”
The recently concluded programme marks the second time for UEM Sunrise, alongside Yayasan UEM, to have contributed school necessities to students in need. The first time was held in February this year where 292 students from 10 schools under the Company’s PINTAR-adopted schools, around Bangi and Iskandar Puteri have benefitted from the programme.
UEM Sunrise’s Back-To-School Programme corresponds with the Company’s CSR strategy, which hinges on two pillars, namely the ‘Education Enhancement’ pillar, based on a firm belief that education is a fundamental human right and must be extended to every child regardless of gender, race, religion or economic status and the ‘Community Engagement’ pillar, where it aims at engaging the local people regularly with emphasis on social inclusiveness by organising related events, providing the appropriate assistance to improve community’s participation and foster shared prosperity continuously.
The Company has run various CSR programmes about education and community engagement, among which it has also unveiled its 12th BukuHub in its joint-venture township with MCL Land Sdn Bhd, Forest Heights in Seremban, in November 2022 to cultivate the reading habit among the public.
Between 2022 and 2023, UEM Sunrise organised six initiatives alongside its PINTAR adopted schools, namely distributing #CaringIsMyHappy Kit, Kem Kecemerlangan SPM 2022 for SMK Medini, and Program Peningkatan Prestasi SPM, with two Back-to-School programmes and the Company's National and Malaysia Day Campaign, called My Malaysia Moments. A total of 1,940 students have been aided from the activities during these two years.
Students and teachers from SK Seri Anggerik posed for a group photo with UEM Sunrise Chief Financial Officer Hafizuddin Sulaiman after receiving their essential school supplies at Publika Shopping Gallery.
Students from SK Seri Anggerik lining up to obtain their school necessities, distributed by UEM Sunrise and supported by Yayasan UEM.
The essential items donated included two sets of uniforms, one school bag, a pair of shoes, socks and a sports attire voucher.
Students SJK (T) Gelang Patah, as well as UEM Sunrise volunteers, posed for a group photo after the former received their essential school supplies.
Smiles captured at the SK Ladang Pendas as the students received their sets of school supplies alongside UEM Sunrise Chief Operations Officer (Southern) Saniman Md Apandi.
UEM EDGENTA ELEVATES MIDDLE EAST PRESENCE THROUGH A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
DUBAI, 3 December 2023 - UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”), a leading provider of Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions across the region, proudly announces its strategic partnership of a 60% stake in KAIZEN Group at the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (“COP28”) in Dubai. KAIZEN Group is a tech-enabled property management services company headquartered in the UAE.
With a remarkable 16-year track record, KAIZEN Group is a pioneer in tech-driven end-to-end property management services in Dubai. The group's comprehensive offerings span across the real estate services value chain, from Handover Services, Property Management, Investment Advisory, Lease Management to Owners Association management. It currently manages a portfolio of over 130 projects for some of the notable real-estate landlords and developers in the UAE.
Notably, KAIZEN Group clinched awards in various categories including ‘Property Management Company of the Year,’ ‘Sustainable Community Award,’ and ‘Partnership Award-PropTech’ at Smart Built Environment 2023, alongside the ‘Happiest Residential Community of the Year’ at Customer Happiness Awards 2023. In 2022, the company was honoured with the ‘Best Property Management Company of the Year,’ ‘Most Customer-Centric Company of the Year,’ and ‘Best Digital Transformation of the Year’ at IRECMS. Moreover, it was recognized as the winner of ‘Property Management Company of the Year’ and ‘Partnership Award - PropTech’ at Smart Built Awards 2022. Additionally, KAIZEN Group achieved a milestone in 2022 by being among the first management companies to obtain the WELL Health-Safety Rating for its portfolio from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).
The immediate synergy between UEM Edgenta and KAIZEN Group’s property management and facility management capabilities is fast-tracking UEM Edgenta’s vision to curate an integrated real estate services platform. Further value will be unlocked by bringing UEM Edgenta’s smart buildings and sustainability solutions to meet the increasing sustainability focus in Dubai and the wider Middle East market.
“The principal goal of this partnership is to establish a comprehensive and integrated real estate services platform. Through the combined capabilities and brand franchise of UEM Edgenta, and KAIZEN Group, this strategic alliance is designed to adapt to the rapidly changing demand for end-to-end services and quality lifestyle experience by property owners and users, embedded with tech-driven and sustainability solutions”, commented Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta.
“A focal point of this partnership is to integrate smart building technologies and sustainability solutions into KAIZEN Group's operations, leveraging our Asseto, a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) asset management platform; and sustainability solutions expertise such as Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance Contracts. This augurs well with the real estate sector’s commitment to digitalisation and environmentally conscious practices”, he added.
“As a purpose driven organisation, KAIZEN has always pioneered the industry in delivering unique solutions to our clients and customers. The partnership with UEM Edgenta is a continuation of our commitment to deliver unique value to our customers by leveraging on UEM Edgenta’s leading technologies to transform our buildings to smart buildings, thus further reduce carbon footprint. Our strategic partnership is poised to redefine customer satisfaction by seamlessly integrating wellness, health, and happiness into every facet of our services. With a dedicated focus on our customers' well-being, we are committed to delivering unparalleled, holistic experiences that resonate at the core of our mission. The partnership will also enable us to expand regionally and deliver more memorable experiences to a wider market. The team at Kaizen and I look forward to unleashing the possibilities together with UEM Edgenta to propel our ability to achieve Kaizen’s 2040 vision”, commented Fadi Marwan Alnwilati Almasri, Chief Executive Officer of KAIZEN Group.
UEM Edgenta’s vision to build an integrated real estate services platform is aligned with Dubai Master Urban Plan 2040 vision to enhance Dubai's reputation as the best city for living, as a role model for overall-well-being. This partnership firmly establishes UEM Edgenta as a key player in shaping the urban landscape in line with Dubai's forward-looking development goals; while at the same time reinforces the ‘Edgenta of the Future 2025’ vision to fortify its presence and influence in high-growth markets, simultaneously enhancing its services delivery and technology propositions.
UEM Edgenta Group is excited about the myriad of new opportunities and synergies this partnership brings, solidifying its position as a key player in delivering innovative and sustainable real estate solutions in Dubai and the broader Middle East.
Present together with Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta, at the exchange of documents ceremony was Fadi Marwan Alnwilati Almasri, the Chief Executive Officer of KAIZEN Group.
MULTIPLE SIGNINGS BY UEM GROUP SUBSIDIARIES AT COP28 IN DUBAI
DUBAI, 2 December 2023 – In line with the Government's efforts to expedite Malaysia's energy transition, green industry and sustainability, UEM Group Berhad (UEM Group)’s three subsidiaries namely UEM Lestra Berhad (UEM Lestra), PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) and UEM Edgenta Berhad (UEM Edgenta), today signed several business agreements with domestic and international companies focusing on renewables, energy efficiency and sustainability projects as well as initiatives.
The signing ceremony took place at the Malaysia Pavilion, Expo City, Dubai in the margins of the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) and was witnessed by YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change, Datuk Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir, Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Datuk Amran Hafiz Affifudin, Chairman of UEM Group.
"The signing of these business agreements at the sidelines of COP28 demonstrate UEM Group and our subsidiaries’ unwavering commitment to driving the development of the green industry and our wider ambition to foster a more sustainable and responsible business environment in Malaysia and globally.
“Through our partnership with other industry players, we aspire to integrate energy efficiency, environmentally responsible practices and revolutionary sustainability solutions in our operations, as well as in our product and service offerings,” said Dato’ Mohd Izani Ghani, Managing Director of UEM Group, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
The signings by subsidiaries of UEM Group which took place today at COP28 are:
1. UEM Lestra, the green industry arm of UEM Group, signed a joint venture agreement with NUR Power Sdn. Bhd. (NUR Power) for the development of a solar plant of up to 500 MWac for Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP).
NUR Power specialises in the generation, transmission, distribution, and retail of electricity power in Malaysia and is the country’s first and only Independent Power Utility granted exclusive rights to sell electricity in KHTP.Dato’ Mohd Izani led the signing for UEM Lestra and NUR Power was represented by its Managing Director Ikhwan Hafiz Jamaludin. Also present was NUR Power’s Chairman, Datuk Wira Ir. Md. Sidek Ahmad.
2.PLUS, the expressway arm of UEM Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) to collaborate on various areas, including the exploration and development of Electric Vehicle (EV) solutions and ecosystems in Malaysia. This includes the development of EV fast charging infrastructure along PLUS-operated highways, the creation of electric forecourts with mobility retail and F&B offerings, low carbon and mobility hydrogen solutions, and renewable energy with solar energy solutions, specifically in solar and/or battery storage systems. Signing for PLUS was its Managing Director, Datuk Nik Airina Nik Jaffar, and from Gentari was its Chief Executive Officer, Sushil Purohit. The historic occasion was witnessed by PLUS Chairman, Dato’ Mohamad Nasir Ab. Latif.
“PLUS operates a highway network that spans over 1,130km, making our infrastructure the Nation’s backbone of road transportation. Hence, we play a significant role in shaping and contributing to Malaysia’s sustainable development. Working closely with the Ministry of Works (MoW) and Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA), we have developed an EV Charging Infrastructure Roadmap where we aim to install 100 Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) charge points along our highways by 2025. Our partnership with various Charge Point Operators (CPOs) including Gentari represents our joint commitment towards accelerating EV adoption in Malaysia and facilitating the transition into a carbon neutral country by 2050,” said Datuk Nik Airina.
UEM Edgenta, the asset and facility management business of UEM Group, signed several agreements and staged an exchange of documents that was led by its Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Syahrunizam Samsudin:
3. UEM Edgenta has taken a significant step toward sustainable real estate and smart city solutions through its planned acquisition of a 60% stake in Kaizen Group, UAE's leading and award-winning tech-enabled property management services provider. With the signing of the definitive agreement, both parties will work together to create an integrated real estate services platform, enabling the delivery of integrated services and the curation of lifestyle experiences driven by technology and sustainability solutions. Present on behalf of Kaizen Group was its CEO, Fadi Marwan Alnwilati Almasri.
Syahrunizam Samsudin said, "Having Kaizen Group as part of UEM Edgenta represents a strategic move, capitalising on the growth opportunities within the real estate sector. This is fuelled by the Dubai Master Urban Plan 2040, which aims to create a well-being model, ultimately enhancing Dubai's reputation as the premier city for quality living. This integration reinforces the presence of UEM Edgenta in the Middle East, aligning seamlessly with our 'Edgenta of the Future 2025' vision. It expands our international footprint, which already spans Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, the UAE, and KSA, while elevating our product and technology offerings in high-growth markets. This venture is a testament to our ongoing commitment to enriching lives and advancing infrastructure on a global scale, all while realising forward-looking technology solutions in sustainable smart city development.
4.UEM Edgenta exchanged Memoranda of Business Exploration (MoBE) with three partners – DISRUPT-X DMCC (Disrupt-X), ZAIN TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Zain Tech) and Tadoom to initiate dedicated initiatives in Oman and the broader Middle East region. Present from Zain Tech was its CEO, Hany Hanna; Tadoom was represented by its CEO, Abdullah Al Badi, and Asim Sajwani, CEO of Disrupt-X.
“In alliance with Zain Tech and Tadoom, UEM Edgenta is embarking on dedicated initiatives in Oman and the broader Middle East region. Disrupt-X plays a pivotal role in this partnership with Zain and Tadoom, focusing on the development of smart cities and sustainability in the built environment by harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) and smart solutions at both the asset level and on a citywide scale,” said Syahrunizam Samsudin.
UEM LESTRA AND ENGGANG HOLDINGS TO COLLABORATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF UP TO 170MWp SOLAR PLANT IN GEBENG, PAHANG
DUBAI, 2 December 2023 – To drive renewable energy development in Pahang, UEM Lestra Berhad (UEM Lestra), the green industries arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Group Berhad (UEM Group), and Enggang Holdings Sdn Bhd (Enggang Holdings) have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a solar plant in Gebeng, Pahang.
The proposed solar plant, which will be situated near the Gebeng Industrial Park, spans a 450-acre area and is projected to have a potential capacity of up to 170 megawatt peak (MWp). Its strategic location near the industrial park positions it as a potential key contributor of clean energy to the industrial area and to Pahang's renewable energy agenda.
The signing took place at the Malaysia Pavilion, Expo City, Dubai on the sidelines of the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), witnessed by the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Mahkota Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Datuk Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir, Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Datuk Amran Hafiz Affifudin, Chairman of UEM Group and Dato’ Sri Muthanna Abdullah, Chairman of Enggang Holdings.
Dato’ Mohd Izani Ghani, Managing Director of UEM Group, signed the agreement on behalf of UEM Lestra while Enggang Holdings was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Tengku Dato’ Aiman Putra Tengku Dato’ Sri Kamal Bharin.
During his opening keynote address at the Malaysia Pavilion, His Royal Highness the Regent of Pahang who in the past stated his support for net zero goals, expressed his commitment to accelerate Pahang’s renewable energy transition, particularly in solar energy generation.
He also said that to further expand the implementation of clean and renewable energy in Pahang, Pahang is reviewing its policies for renewable energy. He added that a clear and transparent state-wide policy as well as regulatory framework is needed that is able to facilitate the installation of solar farms in a sustainable manner.
Dato' Mohd Izani said, "We firmly believe that clean energy generation such as solar will play a pivotal role in driving the energy transition agenda of the country and the state of Pahang and that there can be a balance between economic development and supporting the net zero goals. By joining forces with Enggang Holdings to develop this solar plant, we are not only making significant strides towards Pahang's renewable energy goals, but also reinforcing our unwavering commitment to sustainability and green initiatives.”