SARAWAK-based Naim Holdings Bhd (Naim), a property developer and construction group, will develop prime land in Batu Lintang, Kuching, into the state's biggest comprehensive mixed development project, costing more than RM300 million.
Managing director Datuk Hasmi Hasnan said the proposed development would be sprawled over 13.597ha and be completed over 20 years.
The project will comprise a four-storey shopping mall with basement car park, office tower block, hotel tower, a 36-storey office tower with basement and elevated carpark, showroom, 18-storey condominium block and a 27-storey high-rise apartment.
"We will incorporate a water theme park, a roof garden and incorporate plenty of greeneries so as to come out with a development that is eviromental friendly and one that the local populace can enjoy and benefit from," he said.
The project will be developed on a joint venture basis between Naim, Sarawak Mosque Welfare Trust Board and Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak.
The three parties signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the venture witnessed by Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Hasmi said Sarawak Mosque and Tabung Baitulmal will each have a 15 per cent equity in the project venture while Naim would hold the remaining 70 per cent.
"We estimate employment for more than 2,000 people in the project," he said, without disclosing, when the construction will begin.