20 DECEMBER, PETALING JAYA – Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“Group” or “Company”) is elated to unveil the Group’s first Industrial Park during a groundbreaking ceremony in Iskandar Malaysia officiated by the Johor Menteri Besar recently. This 1,188-acre industrial park is the only centralised industrial park in the district, set to spur economic growth in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia.
“We are grateful to the Johor Menteri Besar for officiating our ground-breaking ceremony. We are honoured by his presence today. 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 Lee Han Ming, Group Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana.
“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. 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). Electrical and electronics, petroleum and oleo-chemical, food and agro-processing, logistics, tourism, creative, healthcare, education, and financial and business processes are the region’s nine promoted sectors. 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 Dato’ 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 on site:
• Comprehensive road and drainage;
• Reservoirs and water supply networks;
• A centralised sewage treatment plant complete with sewerage reticulation;
• High-speed fibre optic services;
• Safe, comfortable dormitories with 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;
• A recreational lake next to the park, with a jogging and cycling track.
Tropicana also 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, assistance on government incentives, as well as connecting with local and foreign business associations, chambers of commerce, and national authorities such as MITI and MIDA.