The Sankyu Group, the Japanese Conglomerate, is expected to develop its first training centre for human resources outside of Japan. The centre is set to begin operations in 2022 in Medini Central Business District in Johor.
The groundbreaking ceremony held in the Medini Central Business District (Medini CBD) was officiated by the Mayor of Iskandar Puteri, Dato’ Salehuddin Haji Hassan, SANKYU Southeast Asia Holdings’ Managing Director, Junichi Matsumura; Chairman of Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MIMSB), Datuk Ir Khairil Anwar Ahmad, and Head of MIMSB, Mohamad Zamani Razali.
“Malaysia continues to be a strategic hub in the region for SANKYU; this is evident in our continuous investments and developments of critical infrastructure in the country,” said Junichi Matsumura.
Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), welcomed SANKYU’s latest undertaking. “MIDA is optimistic that this training centre in Malaysia will bring positive economic benefits in terms of job creation, transfer of technology and know-hows through training which will ultimately create new opportunities for local businesses and vendors.
The Medini CBD received recognition from the state government and Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Ir. Haji Hasni Mohammad as Johor’s Hub for Digital Technology and Emerging Technologies. CBD also obtained funds to accelerate its strategic hub’s development.
Meanwhile, Dato’ Haji Salehuddin is pleased with the groundbreaking as SANKYU Group has been a long-time investor in Malaysia since the 1960s with businesses all over Malaysia.
Head of MIMSB, Mohamad Zamani Razali said, “The groundbreaking ceremony marks an important milestone for Medini, as we continue to attract many prominent and reputable tenants,” citing that SANKYU is the first of many developments that have been working hard under the Iskandar NEXT initiative which focuses on the new economy, experience and talent.