KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak described the planned Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) here as a "significant national-level development" due to its ability to attract foreign investments into Malaysia.

The BBBC along Jalan Hang Tuah is a joint development by the Employees Provident Fund, UDA Holdings Bhd and Eco World Development Group Bhd. Najib had officiated at the BBCC and Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport KL's ground-breaking ceremony here today.

"I am happy to note that the BBCC project, together with the impressive Mitsui Mall (Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport KL), is yet another model of how our Economic Transformation Programme is bearing fruit in terms of attracting foreign investments, as we help Malaysian companies grow and expand at the same time," Najib said.

Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport KL is a proposed 1.4 million sq ft lifestyle mall at the heart of the BBCC, which will be developed within an estimated 8-hectare (19.4-acre) land.

BBCC includes residential, office, hotel and retail components. BBCC Development Sdn Bhd is the developer of the BBCC.

BBCC Development chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Shafei Abdullah said: "With today's ground-breaking ceremony, BBCC and LaLaport KL will officially enter the construction stage, bringing us one step closer to realising our vision of creating an iconic development where 'Life Is Spectacular!' " — theedgemarkets.com

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