D8 Education City worth over RM2 billion to be developed in Melaka
18 Dec 2022
The Eight Developing Countries Education City (D-8 Education City) involving an investment worth over RM2 billion will be developed in Taboh Naning here in the next 15 years.
Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali said the D-8 Education City which focuses on the development of Islamic-based education will be a three-phase process involving an area of 149.73 hectares.
“The first phase of the D-8 Education City which is estimated to be worth RM1 billion is currently in progress and expected to be completed within five years.
“The development of this education city is an initiative of Yayasan D-8 Malaysia following a strategic collaboration which was finalised in Dec 2018 between the D-8 Organisation and Al-Hidayah Group,” he said after a thanksgiving ceremony and launch of the D8 Education City here today.
He said D-8 is an organisation for development cooperation among eight Muslim countries namely Malaysia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt and Nigeria.
He said a D-8 international management centre, equipped with various shared facilities including libraries, lecture halls and sports complexes would also be located in the education city to manage the administration of development plans.
In addition, Sulaiman said the state government is always open to development in the field of education in efforts to boost learning and elevate the education sector in Melaka.
“The initiative taken by Yayasan D8 Malaysia to develop the D8 Malaysian Education City in Alor Gajah especially in terms of teaching and learning is very much in line with the state government’s policy,” he added.