On the 2nd of August, Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (EduCity), announced that EduCity Sports Complex (ESC) had started operating as a Vaccination Administration Centre (PPV) under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s (MITI) Public-Private Partnership COVID-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (PIKAS) or PPV PIKAS.
The EduCity Iskandar PPV PIKAS opened on Sunday, the 1st of August 2021 after getting approval from the required authorities and a working visit by Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong, Deputy Minister of MITI. Manufacturing industries listed under MITI in the Iskandar Puteri, Gelang Patah, Pekas Nenas, Senai, Kulai, and Skudai areas would be served by the EduCity Iskandar PPV PIKAS. IIB is dedicated in supporting the Johor government for the success of Pelan Pemulihan Johor.
“MITI would like to express our appreciation to EduCity for participating in this public-private partnership to accelerate the vaccination programme for the manufacturing sector in Johor. We are pleased with the facilities provided by IIB and EduCity that has met all our requirements. We thank EduCity for giving their strong commitment and being highly professional in ensuring the EduCity Iskandar PPV PIKAS can start operating smoothly. The acceleration of the vaccination programme will ensure economic sustainability and the well-being of our community”, said Datuk Lim.
He added that PIKAS is a collaborative effort between the public and the private sector and was launched on 16th June 2021. PIKAS is also the Phase 4 of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) and aim to expedite vaccination for the workers in the critical manufacturing subsectors. As of 31st July 2021, 472,525 manufacturing workers around the country have received the first dose through the programme while 55,839 workers received the second dose.
Managing Director of EduCity, Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi commented, “We are glad to assist the government in providing a PPV for the manufacturing industry in Johor and accelerate the vaccination roll-out for Malaysia to achieve herd immunity. The adequate space at ESC ensures a safe environment for vaccine recipients. We are committed to working closely with all agencies, including ProtectHealth Malaysia to ensure that all the requirements are met in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to safeguard the community.”
The 21.5-acre sports complex, which seats 14,000 people, was built in 2014 by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB). It houses sporting facilities for IIB group of companies, students and employees, as well as the Iskandar Puteri community.
Last year, ESC became the COVID-19 Sampling Centre in Iskandar Puteri. More than 20,000 samples have been taken, with approximately 100 frontline staff under the supervision of KKM operating at this centre which attended up to 1,000 people per day. ESC also has become a training centre to conduct swab sampling for various medical staff from the klinik kesihatan in Johor and Melaka, as well as private hospitals.
For further details of EduCity Iskandar PPV PIKAS, registered companies under MITI can download its communication pack at https://www.educity.com.my, drop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact its following officers:
- Shahrul Annuar Abdul Halim
Liaison Officer for Companies from Manufacturing Sector
(T) 019-700 9206
2. Asraf Mansor
PPV EduCity Iskandar Officer
(T) 019-771 0345
Meanwhile, interested companies in the manufacturing sector can contact email@example.com or their call centre 03-62071193 / 03-62071194 / 03-62071195 / 03-62071196 that operates from Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.