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First IBS-built homes in Forest City completed

GELANG PATAH (April 23):  Forest City have begun handing over two serviced apartments, Starview Bay (7,186 units) and Regalia Park (3,304 units) to buyers from today.

These are pilot projects that utilises the IBS (Industrialised Building System) technology and components supplied by the project developer’s in-house IBS plant.

The new units are similar to the first phase of residential units handed over last year. They feature smart home systems such as facial recognition for access, intelligent mailbox that notifies home owners of mail arrivals and a centralised security control system.

Johor Housing, Communications and Multimedia committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad, who was invited today to inspect the project and witness the presentation of the Certificates of Completion and Compliance (CCC) to Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV), the master developer of Forest City, said he hopes the IBS technology would be utilised in the construction of affordable homes being built in a collaboration between the state government and CGPV.

“CGPV has not only provided housing facilities for homebuyers, it has also created a positive impact on the state’s economy, promoting technology and knowledge transfer,” added Dzulkefly.

Meanwhile, Country Garden Malaysia and Forest City Director of Strategy Ng Zhu Hann remarked that Forest City’s landmark Carnelian Tower is set to be completed by end 2019. The 180m building will feature Grade A offices, a retail mall, serviced apartments and exhibition space.

CGPV will shift its focus to industrial and commercial development over the next three years with emphasis on the tourism segment, having obtained a healthy demand for its residential units.

Ng added: “Tourism is a core pillars for our development and our aim is to promote Forest City as a top tourist destinations in Malaysia. We constantly upgraded the facilities and expand the list of attractions to complement the existing hotels and golf course so that tourists will have more options when they come to Forest City.”

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