Senai Airport City aims for RM5b GDV

by AUFA MARDHIAH / pic source: MCC Corp

SENAI Airport City, an approximately 1,100ha of integrated industrial development in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, is aiming for a RM5 billion gross development value (GDV). 

It is also targeting another 40.46ha of development to attract foreign investors for 2023.

As a master-planned “Greenfield” development within “Brownfield” industrial neighbourhoods of Senai and Kulai, Senai Airport City is one of the favoured choices of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Malaysia due to its “Plug-and-Play” development model that provides ready infrastructure and strategic position.

Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd (SACSB) CEO Gan Seng Keong said to date, Senai Airport City has invested RM500 million and will invest an additional RM200 million for another 80.94ha in Phase 2.

“Phase 1 of the development encompassed 465.39ha of land complete with platform and infrastructure. 

“Meanwhile, Phase 2 will encompass a 202ha platform completed with the remaining infrastructure in progress,” he said during a media visit yesterday.

Previously, SACSB constructed the link and interchange (Exit 254A) into the North-South Expressway (NSE), which was completed and opened to the public in October 2016.

Currently, it is planning to construct an interchange directly into Senai Desaru Expressway (SDE) to Senai Airport City, which will provide direct access from Senai Airport City to Johor Port.

In addition, SACSB has also proposed an interchange along the SDE to Senai Airport City — connecting Johor Port and Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP). The interchange will lessen the travel distance to 1km from 9.3km from SDE to Senai Airport City and 6.5km from Senai Airport City to SDE. The interchange is expected to start development in the second half of 2023 (2H23) and is expected to complete by the end of 2024.

Senai Airport City’s market positioning to attract high-value FDI and domestic direct investments (DDI) is based on its strategic location and existing industrial ecosystem with targeted segments of clean and hi-tech manufacturing such as electrical and electronics (E&E), logistics and warehousing, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).