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Monday, February 1, 2010

IJM project aims to rival other landmarks

IJM Land Bhd, which serves as the property arm of IJM Corp Bhd, was the result of merging IJM Properties Sdn Bhd with RB Land Holdings Bhd.

As part of its greening mission with "The Light" waterfront project, IJM Corp seeks to tap the indigenous environmental elements which have contributed to the Penang essence, or Penang air, which the locals and foreign visitors love, seek and enjoy.

For The Light project, new trees will be planted and ample greenery integrated to create green zones that will enhance a visit to the site.

The RM5.5 billion project, to be developed over the next 12 to 15 years, has been designed to rival landmarks such as Canary Wharf in London, the UK; Docklands in Melbourne, Australia; and Queens Quay in Toronto, Canada.
The developer has appointed six Malaysian architectural firms to design the residential components in the first phase. The project will be developed over three phases.

Among the eco-friendly initiatives that will reportedly be carried out by IJM in developing The Light is the harvesting of coral reefs in the waterways that will be built around the residential units.

Apart from ensuring a healthier marine life, the coral reefs will add aesthetic appeal to the development, notably at night, when they will be lit with a soft underwater glow.

The underwater glow, to be powered by wind generators, is expected to give residents a view of what is underwater from the balconies or windows of the units.

By Business Times

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