Iskandar Investment looks at emerging technologies, agritech to develop Iskandar Puteri

The development of Iskandar Puteri in Johor — one of the five flagship zones of Iskandar Malaysia — is moving into the phase where the creation of an economic and industrial ecosystem will be ramped up to grow the city into one that is globally recognised.

In this phase starting in 2022, the catalytic developer and master planner of Iskandar Puteri, Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB), will focus on attracting investments in agriculture technology (agritech) and emerging technology such as drones, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR).

IIB president and CEO Datuk Khairil Anwar Ahmad believes that by promoting these sectors, high-value jobs can be created for Malaysians, especially Johoreans, while boosting the country’s food security, specifically through agritech.

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