Cyberjaya is about to receive a major boost in terms of large scale corporations and businesses eyeing the place as a preferred location for their offices. Cyberview the company tasked to develop the area has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority to drive more domestic direct investment (DDI) and foreign direct investment (FDI) to Cyberjaya as their choice of location for high and deep technology projects.
Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA, says that the collaboration in attracting quality investment augurs well for the country’s economy as the market looks to get back in shape post the COVID-19 pandemic. “MIDA seeks to not only promote the development of our industrial ecosystems but also to ensure that the enablers are in place. This includes having the right infrastructure and facilities in place to cater to the requirements of businesses, particularly as we weather this pandemic.
Its no secret Malaysia has been seeking to drive more investments in the fields of R&D, Global Trading Centre and Principal Hub and this was emphasised during the Budget 2021. Cyberjaya already has well-equipped infrastructure and connectivity, a comprehensive smart city masterplan and its close radius to public and private universities will ensure ready workforce are available.
Najib Ibrahim, Managing Director of Cyberview, said, “We will be working closely with MIDA to entice and bring home sustainable investments in high value services activities including Principal Hub and Global Distribution Centers, innovative and technology-based services. We also aim to increase job opportunities, particularly in tech-related fields as well as encourage capital transfers into Cyberjaya, and ultimately Malaysia. We are confident that this MOU will enhance our city’s innovative ecosystem by spurring R&D&C activities, with efforts focused on technology clusters such as smart mobility, smart healthcare and digital creative, however we are not entirely limited to these three areas. These areas are part of our new masterplan for Cyberjaya that aims to create a unique identity for the smart city as a preferred tech investment location.”
“Forward-looking companies with innovation high on their agenda have been able to focus on gaining their competitive edge amidst the volatility and uncertainties of today’s business environment. Companies are now starting to recognise digitalisation and innovation as strategic elements to ensure business resiliency, continuity, and growth. Organisations that are looking for a quick start to their digitisation journey can explore global tech hubs like Cyberjaya that offers an innovation ecosystem supported by affordable infrastructure, a wealth of human capital, incentives as well as government and regulatory support,” Najib Ibrahim added.
The Government has mandated Cyberview to catalyse Cyberjaya’s journey towards becoming a global tech hub. In its new role as the tech hub developer, Cyberview will focus on key initiatives to advance the development of Cyberjaya, including efforts to cultivate a robust and well-developed ecosystem for the city’s existing and potential companies.