PETALING JAYA: Tropicana Corporation Bhd has unveiled the group’s first industrial park in Iskandar Malaysia, a 1,188-acre development set to spur economic growth in southern Malaysia.
“Tropicana Industrial Park is situated in a prime location and enjoys unparalleled connectivity. Investors will be pleased to know we provide a whole host of infrastructure, conveniences, and facilities. We are confident the plots will see swift take-up,” said Tropicana group chief executive officer Lee Han Ming.
“Iskandar Malaysia, covering 2,217 sq km, is an important economic corridor in the country since its inception in 2006. It focuses on holistic and comprehensive growth, balancing economic prosperity, quality living, and sustainability,” he said.
Its development is guided by the Comprehensive Development Plan and the Circle of Sustainability and planned, promoted, and facilitated by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). The region’s nine promoted sectors are Electrical and electronics, petroleum and oleo-chemical, food and agro-processing, logistics, tourism, creative, healthcare, education, and financial and business processes.
“We target to achieve a population of three million and RM383 billion in cumulative investment by 2025. I am pleased Tropicana Industrial Park will help the state government achieve our targets and contribute to an investment-friendly environment,” said Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad.
Tropicana Industrial Park consists of eight phases with plots of land between one and three acres ready for sale to light and medium industries. Priced at RM67 per sq ft, the industrial park is 7km from Pekan Nenas, 12km from the Pontian town centre, 24km from the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, and 34km from the Senai International Airport.
Tropicana Industrial Park sets out to redefine the industrial landscape by providing a wealth of amenities, facilities and infrastructure like comprehensive road and drainage, reservoirs and water supply networks, a centralised sewage treatment plant and high-speed fibre optic services.
It also provides safe and comfortable dormitories with a capacity of 18,000 beds, an accumulative size of 10-acre industrial facilities depot to support the overall development and operation of the industrial park, a recreational park with landscape design for outdoor activities and a recreational lake next to the park, with a jogging and cycling track.
Tropicana offers bespoke business support services to prospective and future occupants of the industrial park, including the setting up of business registration, guidance on approval of licenses, planning and design of industrial space, manpower recruitment, accommodation for the workforce, workplace safety procedures, assistance on internet services, customisation of factory and assistance on government incentives. It also connects with local and foreign business associations, chambers of commerce, and national authorities such as Miti and Mida.