Sited in Malaysia's new education hub, Educity, in the Iskandar region, the $116 million campus will be the private school's largest overseas campus at 12ha. This is five times larger than its Singapore campus at Stirling Road.
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Here is the press release in full:
JOHOR BAHRU - At the pull of a gear, Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, YAB Tan Sri Dato' Hj. Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd Yassin, activated a tractor to drive the first bore pile into the ground at the ground-breaking ceremony for the sprawling RM300 million (S$116.65m) MDIS Malaysia Campus in EduCity@Iskandar, Johor this morning.
The ceremony was witnessed by the Menteri Besar of Johor, YAB Dato' Seri Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin, together with Dr Eric Kuan and Dr R Theyvendran, President and Secretary-General of MDIS respectively, and about 500 dignitaries and guests from Singapore and Malaysia.
The 30-acre freehold site in EduCity@Iskandar, Malaysia will be MDIS' second overseas campus - its first at Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan in Central Asia, built in 2008 at the cost of US$20 million (S$25.5m).
The new MDIS Malaysia campus will be five times bigger than the MDIS Campus in Singapore and will have some of the most advanced equipment and facilities, including two student hostel blocks built initially to house 1,400 students in 2015 when the first phase of construction is completed.
EduCity@Iskandar is a major flagship development in the Iskandar Growth Region in Johor, covering about 305 acres including an International Students' Village.
EduCity@Iskandar will provide student accommodation, a 12,000-seat Stadium and Sports Complex, and a Multi-Varsity Enterprise Complex for shared usage by the institutions of higher learning.
MDIS Secretary-General, Dr R Theyvendran, PBM, added, "MDIS Malaysia represents another major step in MDIS' overall strategy to expand our global footprint.