YANG DI-PERTUAN BESAR NEGERI SEMBILAN BERKENAN MELANCARKAN SAMBUTAN JUBLI EMAS CIMA DAN SISTEM PEMULIHAN HABA SISA BERNILAI RM120 JUTA
BAHAU, 31 Mac 2022 – Sambutan ulangtahun ke-50 Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad (CIMA) dan upacara pecah tanah sistem Pemulihan Haba Sisa yang bernilai RM120 juta milik syarikat tersebut telah disempurnakan pada hari ini oleh DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.
Turut hadir di majlis tersebut adalah YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Aminuddin Harun, Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan; YB Dato’ Dr. Razali Ab Malik, Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sembilan; Zaiviji Ismail, Pengerusi CIMA; Sharuddin Omar Hashim, Pengarah Urusan CIMA dan Dato’ Mohd Izani Ghani, Pengarah Urusan UEM Group Berhad (UEM Group).
CIMA, pengeluar simen kedua terbesar di Malaysia dan satu-satunya syarikat berkaitan Kerajaan atau GLC yang beroperasi dalam sektor pembinaan huluan negara, telah ditubuhkan pada 31 Mac 1972 di mana kilang pertama syarikat telah dibangunkan di Bukit Ketri, Perlis pada 1973 sebelum kemudiannya melebarkan sayap ke Bahau, Negeri Sembilan pada 1996.
Zaiviji Ismail berkata tatkala CIMA genap berusia 50 tahun pada tahun ini, Syarikat tersebut berhasrat untuk terus memainkan peranan proaktif dan menerajui industri dalam usaha kelestarian alam sekitar serta memperkukuhkan penerapan amalan Alam Sekitar, Sosial dan Tadbir Urus atau ESG dalam segenap aspek operasi Syarikat.
“Pelaburan kami yang berjumlah kira-kira RM120 juta bagi membangunkan sistem pemulihan haba sisa di kilang Bahau ini merupakan manifestasi komitmen CIMA untuk terus beroperasi secara lebih mampan. Teknologi hijau ini, yang dijangka siap menjelang tahun 2024 akan menjimatkan kira-kira 30% penggunaan eletrik dan mengurangkan pelepasan karbon dioksida sebanyak 24% (bersamaan 60,580 tan) setiap tahun di kilang tersebut,” jelas beliau.
Beliau turut menambah bahawa sejak 2014, CIMA telah menggunakan sistem pembakaran bahan api alternatif di kilang Bahau yang dibangunkan menggunakan teknologi dari Jepun bagi mengurangkan jejak karbon. CIMA merupakan pengeluar simen pertama di Malaysia yang memanfaatkan teknologi tersebut.
CIMA, anak syarikat penuh milik UEM Group, telah bekerjasama dengan pelbagai pihak untuk mencorak lanskap infrastruktur negara. Produk simen dan konkrit serta kepakaran teknikal CIMA telah dimanfaatkan bagi menjayakan pembangunan projek infrastruktur terkemuka dalam negara, termasuklah Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah di Pulau Pinang, sistem pengangkutan LRT dan MRT di Lembah Klang dan yang terkini, Menara Merdeka 118 di Kuala Lumpur.
Pengarah Urusan CIMA, Sharuddin Omar Hashim menjelaskan bahawa CIMA komited untuk terus menyediakan produk inovatif, berkualiti tinggi dan dipercayai bagi membantu merealisasikan visi infrastruktur Malaysia.
“Kami akan terus menambahbaik dan mengembangkan lagi operasi syarikat. Pelbagai usaha transformasi dan inovasi telah dimulakan termasuklah inisiatif Transformasi Digital dan Kilang Pintar yang bertujuan untuk memastikan CIMA kalis masa hadapan dalam mendepani keadaan pasaran yang berubah dengan pantas. Berbekalkan strategi jangka masa panjang, komitmen berterusan terhadap kecemerlangan operasi, tumpuan ke atas ESG dan menerusi hubungan baik dengan pelbagai pemegang taruh, CIMA akan terus mengorak langkah dan memainkan peranan penting dalam memacu usaha pembinaan negara bangsa di Malaysia,” ujar Sharuddin.
CIMA pada hari ini memiliki 936 orang kakitangan dan kapasiti pengeluaran tahunan sebanyak 7.2 juta tan metrik di mana 4.6 juta tan metrik setahun dikeluarkan di Bahau, Negeri Sembilan. Produk keluaran CIMA dipasarkan di seluruh negara dan sepuluh peratus (10%) daripada pengeluaran mereka, terutamanya produk hijau dieksport ke Singapura.
(PLUS) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE BORDER TOLL FARE WAIVER
Toll fare waived at land border crossing toll plazas between Malaysia & Singapore at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Tanjung Kupang Toll Plazas only - Highway customers are required to touch their Touch ‘n Go card at the reader at the toll lane for travel record, no toll payment will be deducted
Speaking about the border reopening and the border toll fee waiver, Datuk Azman Ismail, Managing Director of PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) lauded the Government’s move and said “We look forward to welcoming fellow Malaysians home and friends from Singapore with open arms. PLUS is committed in doing everything we can to help make their journeys to and around Malaysia as safe, seamless and enjoyable as possible.”
As announced by the Government recently, come April 1st 2022, highway travellers can enjoy a weeklong toll fee waiver at border toll plazas at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (at the Johor Bahru Causeway) and at Tanjung Kupang (on Linkedua highway). The toll-waiver for these two border points will last for one week from April 1st to April 7th, 2022 for all in-bound and out-bound travels.
PLUS anticipates that there will be a surge in traffic at several locations along the highway stretches due to the reopening of the border and the start of Ramadan. As such, PLUS has made the necessary preparations to help customers enjoy safer, smoother and more convenient travel on the highway, at the toll plazas and the rest areas. When stopping at the rest areas, please adhere to the Covid-19 prevention SOPs.
TO ASSIST TRAVELLERS DURING THEIR JOURNEY, PLUS SHARES SEVERAL TOPTIPS FOR TRAVELLERS AT THE BANGUNAN SULTAN ISKANDAR (JOHOR BAHRU CAUSEWAY) AND TANJUNG KUPANG TOLL PLAZA (LINKEDUA HIGHWAY):
1. The toll waiver is only applicable at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (Johor Bahru Causeway) and Tanjung Kupang (Linkedua Highway) toll plazas in Johor.
2. The toll waiver period will last for one week, from April 1st to April 7th, 2022.
3. Kindly ensure that you have checked your toll gateway payment devices such as the Touch ‘n Go Card or SmartTAG.
4. Slow down when approaching the toll gate because while the toll fees at ‘Bangunan Sultan Iskandar’ and ‘Tanjung Kupang’ are waived, customers are still required to touch their Touch ‘n Go card at the readers provided at both toll plazas to allow PLUS to record traffic data as required by the authorities.
5. Please adhere to all border control SOPs
6. If you plan to travel further beyond both toll plazas, please ensure that you have enough balance for your travel through other tolled highways in Malaysia by topping-up your card.
7. As there will be more vehicles on the highways, PLUS has increased the number of Customer Service Assistants at both border toll plazas to assist our customers.
UEM SUNRISE ACHIEVES 75% TAKE-UP RATE LAUNCH OF FINAL PHASE OF ASPIRA GARDENS
ISKANDAR PUTERI, 29 March 2022 – In yet another expansion of its portfolio of sustainability-driven products, UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, unveils its final phase of Aspira Gardens to a take-up rate of 75% even before launch over the weekend.
The overwhelming response to Phase 2 despite the Covid-19 pandemic is a further testament to the popularity of the Company’s Aspira-themed offerings in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, of which the first phases of Aspira Gardens have been fully taken up since its December 2019 launch.
Nestled in the upcoming greenfield township of Gerbang Nusajaya and with only 118 units of stratified double-storey cluster homes and semi-detached homes, Aspira Gardens is the first low-density residential enclave in Johor that is designed to be solar panel-ready and utilises solar-powered street lights.
It is a premium freehold development built with the concept of a multi-generation home, designed for smart and secure living. The RM107 million Phase 2 of Aspira Gardens is expected to be completed in Q1 2025.
With a selling price which starts at RM763,000 and a built-up area of 2,608 sqft onwards, consisting of 4+1 bedrooms and five bathrooms, Aspira Gardens is thoughtfully designed to accommodate comfortable living spaces large enough for multi-generational families. The bedroom on the ground floor comes with elderly-friendly features such as wider doors to bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Its ground floors are also equipped with ramps for those on wheelchairs.
“Riding on our momentum of building relatable and relevant products for today’s homeowners in Johor and their varying needs, we are proud to see the continued positive response from our customers for our latest product despite the Covid-19 pandemic and soft market. Their fervent support bodes well as the Company's first launch of the year,” said UEM Sunrise Chief Executive Officer Sufian Abdullah.
He added: “With news of our borders opening up again to international visitors, we are optimistic that can also contribute to the property market’s expected recovery this year.”
Aspira Gardens is no different from the rest of the Aspira products in its aspirations of greener developments. Apart from being solar panel-ready, it is finished with low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paints, equipped with water-efficient fittings, rainwater harvesting system for certain unit types and a common recycling centre to encourage eco-friendly practices among its residents.
Aspira Gardens is a gated community equipped with a 24-hour CCTV at the entry point along with 24/7 security patrol, allowing residents to interact and participate in neighbourhood activities with peace of mind. Its eco-friendly community space is designed to create and encourage a healthier lifestyle featuring communal facilities such as a treehouse-style playground, a jogging trail, open greenery spaces and various recreational equipment dotted around the residential precinct.
Due to its stone’s throw location to the borders of Singapore, the freehold residential development could not be any more perfect for those who commute to the city-state daily via the Second Link Expressway, especially after the new Gerbang Nusajaya Road Interchange opens for use soon.
Residents of Aspira Gardens can enjoy convenient access to its commercial hub, Aspira Square in addition to major hotspots, including LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, Mall of Medini and Gleneagles Medini Hospital for medical needs. Puteri Harbour, which is further down the streets of Iskandar Puteri, offers a variety of dining and retail hubs with breathtaking views along the Straits of Johor.
The 12.87-acre residential development is also just a 5km drive to EduCity Iskandar, the educational hub of Iskandar Puteri. World-class institutions like Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, Raffles University, and the University of Reading Malaysia are a few that have established their campuses within EduCity Iskandar.
Aspira Gardens is the latest piece of the puzzle to complete UEM Sunrise’s masterplanning of the Gerbang Nusajaya 4,551-acre township, which was first unveiled to the public with Aspira LakeHomes back in 2016.
For more information about Aspira Gardens and its offerings, visit uemsunrise.com or the Gerbang Nusajaya sales gallery located within Mall of Medini.
An artist’s impression of Aspira Gardens Type B. It is the first low-density residential enclave in Johor that is designed to be solar panel-ready and utilises solar-powered street lights.
An artist’s impression of Aspira Gardens Type C. It is thoughtfully designed to accommodate comfortable living spaces large enough for multi-generational families including elderly-friendly features in the bedroom on the ground floor
An artist’s impression of a treehouse-style playground, one of Aspira Gardens’ eco-friendly communal facilities for its residents.
An artist’s impression of a bird’s eye view of Aspira Gardens Phase 2. The residential development is a gated community equipped with a 24-hour CCTV at the entry point along with 24/7 security patrol, allowing residents to interact and participate in neighbourhood activities with peace of mind.
Members of the public taking a peek at the scale models of Aspira Gardens at the Gerbang Nusajaya sales gallery during the official launch of Aspira Gardens Phase 2 over the weekend.
UEM SUNRISE ENERGIZES THE KL COMMUNITY AT HAPPY SPACE LOT 149
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 March 2022 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, livened up the streets of the Kuala Lumpur city centre at the Company’s Happy Space Lot 149 during the KL Car-Free Morning in conjunction with International Day of Happiness last Sunday.
Located next to W Hotel at the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee and adjacent to Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Lot 149 was activated into a literal ‘Happy Space’. It became a hive of activity for goodie giveaways, including refreshments and merchandise to those passing by. In addition to adding a splash of colour by contrasting Malaysia’s natural beauty to the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur, the mural panels along Happy Space Lot 149 also seek to raise awareness on environmental conservation through street art.
Happy Space Lot 149 is one of UEM Sunrise’s vibrant venues under its Happy Space initiative, which aims to be an agile and flexible space for the community to interact and engage with. The Company’s event last Sunday was also to support the KL Car-Free Morning, Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) green initiative in promoting a healthier lifestyle among its city-goers and reducing carbon emissions as well as aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Much like the Company’s recently unveiled art initiative titled “K’Artulistiwa”, Happy Space also seeks to form a closer bond with the communities surrounding its developments, aligning with its philosophy of creating joyful spaces. Plans are underway to expand Happy Space to the Company’s various vibrant venues in its Central and Southern developments.
“Since the Covid-19 pandemic has affected our country for the past two years, we wanted to do something exciting for this year’s International Day of Happiness, so we worked closely with DBKL to organise an activity space at our Happy Space Lot 149 to be closer with the city-goers in addition to showing our support for KL Car-Free Morning,” said UEM Sunrise Chief Executive Officer, Sufian Abdullah.
“Seeing the number of people who came for the KL Car-Free Morning was very reassuring. Regardless of whether they ran, walked, or cycled, the event was lively and full of energy. UEM Sunrise is proud to be a part of this wonderful initiative in getting people together to explore the KL downtown on foot or on bicycles, where they would ordinarily only watch buildings go by from the comfort of their cars or public transportation,” he added.
Happy Space pays homage to UEM Sunrise’s tagline, ‘Find Your Happy’, which was unveiled back in 2020 to encourage everyone to create happy moments wherever they are – be it in the comfort of their homes or outside, ‘Find Your Happy’ is a multi-stop journey which emphasizes the choice of finding that spark of happiness in every moment in our lives.
Since its inception, UEM Sunrise has organised numerous initiatives under its ‘Find Your Happy’ tagline for the community including donating medical supplies to frontline workers, essential food and care packages to those in need during its Covid-19 Livelihood Assistance Programme, transforming community spaces into BukuHub, distributed PCs at its PINTAR Adopted Schools in Johor, and many more.
International Day of Happiness was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly back in 2012 to acknowledge the importance of happiness and well-being as universal goals in society. This also recognizes the need for a more inclusive and fair approach to economic growth that encourages sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness, and the overall well-being of all peoples.
UEM Sunrise Chief Operations Officer (Central), Liong Kok Kit (Second from right) on standby to cycle with Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Seri Haji Mahadi Bin Che Ngah (Center) before the flag off at Dataran DBKL during the KL Car-Free Morning last Sunday.
(From left to right) UEM Sunrise Chief People Officer, Peggy Lee; DBKL Socio-economic Development Executive Director, Datuk Anwar Bin Mohd Zain; Chief Operations Officer (Central), Liong Kok Kit; Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Seri Haji Mahadi Bin Che Ngah; Chief Executive Officer, Sufian Abdullah; and Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Wong posed for a group photo after Datuk Seri Haji Mahadi visited UEM Sunrise’s Happy Space Lot 149.
Fitness enthusiasts and from all ages flooded the streets of Kuala Lumpur during the KL Car-Free Morning, DBKL’s green initiative in promoting a healthier lifestyle among its city dwellers and reducing carbon emissions.
UEM Sunrise volunteers represent the Company’s CHIEF core values, acronym for Caring, Honest, Involved, Enthusiasm And Fun-Loving. Here, a UEM Sunrise volunteer handed out balloons to participants passing by during the KL Car-Free Morning last Sunday.
Refreshments and merchandise were handed out to participants in front of UEM Sunrise’s Happy Space Lot 149 during the KL Car-Free Morning last Sunday.
UEM SUNRISE SPOTLIGHTS LOCAL ARTISTS IN SUPPORT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL CONSERVATION
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 March 2022 –UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers has unveiled its latest community engagement initiative titled “K’Artulistiwa” at the KAIA Heights sales gallery last Saturday.
The art initiative aims to work and strengthen ties with the community by having the Company’s sales galleries showcase works by local artists as well as becoming a space for various community-led art activities such as murals, art workshops and solo and group exhibitions by artists. These activities are open to the public as an effort to spark interest and spread awareness on environmental and animal conservation as well as preservation of cultural heritage.
“K’Artulistiwa” is a play of the word ‘khatulistiwa’ which is Malay for ‘equator’ and symbolises Malaysia’s geographical location, ‘K’ represents the Company’s flagship township of Mont’Kiara, ‘art’ being a tool to bring communities together and ‘tulis’ is Malay for ‘write’ which represents self-expression. Lastly, "Istiwa" means "to rise" in Arabic, which is aligned with UEM Sunrise's philosophy.
Driven by the Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals, the art initiative also intends to highlight elements of the Company’s ESG framework, particularly the ‘Environmental’ and ‘Social’ aspects by putting forth the urgent need to protect biodiversity as well as highlighting the importance of supporting community needs.
“UEM Sunrise sees art as a vehicle for communication and social change. Art is after all a pillar of any civilized society. It is important that we lead by example by practicing environmentally and socially sensitive development strategies. Our local artists are now our advocates,” said UEM Sunrise Chief Executive Officer, Sufian Abdullah.
He added that plans are underway to roll out the art initiative to the Company’s other sales galleries in the near future.
“With our sales galleries becoming more than just spaces for sale transactions and to showcase our developments, they can double up as a creative platform and space. It is our hope that we can work together with our local artists on a deeper level to develop a self-sustainable community which not only champions wildlife conservation, but also champions art as a form of expression and a means to support the local economy,” Sufian said.
In kickstarting the very first “K’Artulistiwa”, UEM Sunrise has teamed up with environmental and wildlife conservationist artist, Suzi Chua, whose combined passions in art and environmental conservation have inspired her to champion the cause through various art forms. The initiative was launched at the Company’s appreciation event with its loyal customers called Trésorians.
Suzi said, “The rainforest is home to many types of animals - large and small. Due to deforestation, natural habitats are shrinking fast, with many wild animals losing their homes. As an environmental and wildlife conservationist artist, I now see it as my mission to be the voice for them, addressing this alarming issue in our society. Hopefully, their voices can be heard through my paintings - raising awareness and protecting them from becoming extinct. Through my collaboration with UEM Sunrise, I am able to bring art into interior design and ‘breathe life’ into the KAIA Heights sales gallery.”
Her artworks are currently on display around the KAIA Heights sales gallery located at Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan and the public is free to view and purchase them. Part of the proceeds from the sales will directly go into supporting conservation efforts for the Malayan tiger and Bornean sun bear and their habitats. Both animals are local to the Malaysian wildlife ecosystem and are currently facing extinction.
Event : “K’Artulistiwa”
Date : 12 March onwards
Time : 10am to 5pm daily
Venue : KAIA Heights Sales Gallery, Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan
(From left to right) UEM Sunrise Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Wong; Chief Development Officer, Mardiana Rahayu Tukiran; Suzi Chua; and Chief Operations Officer (Central), Liong Kok Kit posed for a group photo. Suzi’s artworks are currently on display around the KAIA Heights sales gallery at Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan.
UEM Sunrise Chief Development Officer,Mardiana Rahayu Tukiranshared a few words during the unveiling of K’Artulistiwawithenvironmental and wildlife conservationist artist Suzi Chua.
‘Debby the Sun Bear’ by Suzi Chua - one of her many paintings currently displayed at the KAIA Heights sales gallery. It is on sale and part of the proceeds from the sales will directly go into supporting conservation efforts for the Malayan tiger and Bornean sun bear.
The Malayan tiger, one of Suzi Chua’s many paintings currently on display at the KAIA Heights sales gallery. It is on sale and part of the proceeds from the sales will directly go into supporting conservation efforts for the Malayan tiger and Bornean sun bear.
SARAWAK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION JOINT VENTURES WITH OPUS INTERNATIONAL TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SARAWAK
Kuala Lumpur, 11 March – PPES Consults Sdn Bhd (“PCSB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (“SEDC”), has entered into a joint venture via a shareholders agreement with Opus International (M) Berhad (“OIMB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta”), through Opus Consultants (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (“OCS”).
The 51% (PCSB) - 49% (OIMB) joint venture, will propel further collaboration and sharing of resources between the two parties to ensure smooth delivery of mega infrastructure projects in Sarawak. This collaboration will also support the development of local expertise with OCS providing project management and engineering design consultancy services for Sarawak’s key construction and engineering projects.
This was officiated in a signing ceremony with YBhg. Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir, General Manager of SEDC and Ir. Dr. Tony Chan, Managing Director of OIMB representing SEDC and OIMB respectively, witnessed by Ir. Dr. Ting Sie Chun, Director-in-Charge of PCSB, and Rais Imran, Chief Strategy Officer of UEM Edgenta.
YBhg. Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi said, “We look forward to this joint collaboration with Opus and UEM Edgenta as we strive to accelerate development in Sarawak. With Opus’ expertise in project management and engineering design, we are confident that our objective to promote economic growth and enhance the livelihood of the people of Sarawak will be achieved.”
Ir. Dr. Tony Chan said, “We are proud to be partnering with PCSB as we continue providing best-in-class and quality services to our clients and stakeholders. We hope through this synergistic collaboration, we could further assist in the development of Sarawak to achieve its developed economy status by 2030 and we look forward to more beneficial relationships between UEM Edgenta and the Sarawak State Government.”
Through this strategic partnership, the two parties will conduct joint collaborations over the next five years focusing on innovation exchanges to develop and build technical engineering capabilities across the commercial, industrial and socio-economic sectors of Sarawak.