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The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is the government’s principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors, as well as facilitates the implementation of their projects. The wide range of services provided by MIDA include providing information on the opportunities for investments, as well as facilitating companies which are looking for joint venture partners.

The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is a Malaysian Federal Government statutory body tasked with the objective of regulating and driving various stakeholders in both public and private sector towards realising the vision of developing Iskandar Malaysia into a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing.

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) implements international trade and industrial policies that will ensure Malaysia’s rapid development towards achieving National Economic Policy and Vision 2020.Promoting and safeguard Malaysian interest in the international trade arena and spurring the development of industrial activities.

Malaysia External Trade and Development Corporation (MATRADE) is the national trade promotion agency. Provides overseas offices, markets, trade missions and online application. Main office in Kuala Lumpur.

Real Estate Housing and Development Authority (REHDA) association of real estate and housing developers founded in 1970. It is recognised as the leading voice in advocacy and governance of the real estate and housing industry. Members of REHDA have built more than 4 million housing units to date and contributed in excess of RM 20 billion annually to Malaysia’s GDP, impacting at least 140 upstream and downstream industries.

Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru or Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB) is a local authority which administrates Johor Bahru city centre and other areas of the Iskandar Malaysia area. This agency is under Johor state government. MBJB are responsible for public health and sanitation, waste removal and management, town planning, environmental protection and building control, social and economic development and general maintenance functions of urban infrastructure. The MBJB main headquarters is located at Jalan Dato’ Onn in Johor Bahru city centre.

Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah or Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council (MPJBT) is a local authority which administrates Central Johor Bahru District and other areas of the Iskandar Malaysia area. This agency is under Johor state government. MPJBT are responsible for public health and sanitation, waste removal and management, town planning, environmental protection and building control, social and economic development and general maintenance functions of urban infrastructure. The MPJBT main headquarters is located at Skudai.

Johor State Investment Centre (JSIC) functions as a one-stop centre for forthcoming investors eager to discover various business opportunities in this robust southern state of Malaysia. Our primary function is to promote the State of Johor as the ideal investment destination in the region. We are a special purpose vehicle (SPV) responsible for achieving Johor’s aspiration to become a regional hub for high-technology, knowledge-based and capital intensive industries.

Department of Land and Mines’ (Malay : Pejabat Tanah dan Galian (PTG) ) role is to manage lands in accordance with the provisions under the State and Federal Land Acquisition Act and to implement projects for the benefit of the people.

State & Federal

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Malay: Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan) is a government ministry that is responsible determining the policies and direction to achieve the goals of Housing and Local Governments. In line with Malaysia’s commitment towards the United Nations’.

The Ministry of Finance (Malay: Kementerian Kewangan) is a federal government ministry in Malaysia. It is headed by Najib Razak who is also the prime minister of Malaysia. Its headquarters is in Putrajaya Ministry of Finance.

The Ministry of Higher Education (Malay: Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi) or MOHE is a government ministry that is responsible for determining the policies and direction of higher education in Malaysia.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) (Malay: Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia) is a Government ministry responsible for Malaysian educational matters. The current minister is Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The Economic Planning Unit is the principal government agency responsible for the preparation of development plans for the nation. The unit was established in 1961 as the Economic Secretariat of the Economic Committee under the Executive Council of the then Federation of Malaysia. Its objective then was to “focus on development planning, on major problems in plan execution and on all forms of foreign aid”. In that year, the Government also established the National Planning Development Committee with the Economic Planning Unit as its secretariat. While the Cabinet continued to retain the ultimate responsibility for planning in the country, the National Development Planning Committee was assigned the responsibility for the formulation, implementation, progress evaluation and revision of development plans. Since its establishment, EPU functions have remained primarily unchanged although it has taken on additional functions in consonance with the changing emphasis of development policy.

Agencies

As the first port-of-call for real estate investment queries, Malaysia Property Inc. connects interested parties through an extensive network of government agencies, private sector companies, real estate firms, business councils and real estate-related associations.