Mara to develop RM1.3b ‘Edu-Biz Park’

Rural and regional development minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal seen in this file photo.
Rural and regional development minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal seen in this file photo.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) will develop an education and entrepreneurship area called the “Edu-Biz Park” in Bukit Jalil, costing RM1.3 billion, in the near future.

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the project would further boost Mara as a pioneer in education and entrepreneurship in the country when it combines both elements in one place.

“Mara has signed an agreement with Technology Park Malaysia for a large area...it (plan) is already in the pipeline,” he said at a press conference after opening the Umno Youth Tuition Programme organised jointly with the Mara Education Foundation (YPM), here, today.

It is understood that the development would be on a nine-hectare piece of land. Also present at the ceremony were Umno Youth head Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also Youth and Sports Minister, Mara director-general Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad and YPM chairman Datuk Yussoff Dohab. — Bernama