The University Malaya Health Metropolis
Universiti Malaya Holdings will spearhead an initiative to develop and position the Health Metropolis as Malaysia’s premier medical hub and as one of the centres of excellence for medicine and bioscience in the region and globally.
The Health Metropolis will contribute significantly to the University of Malaya in its effort towards attaining the status of a World Class, Fully Autonomous Research University by way of the development of an advanced, state-of-the -art healthcare and medical practice. It will spearhead efforts in nurturing quality medical and healthcare professionals in education, research and healthcare services.
Investment by 2020 (billion)RM1.25
GNI Impact by 2020–
Jobs created by 2020
12 September 2013| last updated at 12:22AM
Proposed metropolis ‘not viable’
FEAR OF CONGESTION: MBPJ councillors are unconvinced with feasibility of such a major development in a residential enclave
PETALING JAYA : PETALING Jaya’s city councillors are not convinced that the proposed Universiti Malaya (UM) health metropolis would be sustainable in the long run.
Councillor Lee Suet Sen said he would vote against the project as the information given by the landowner, UM, was currently insufficient.
“There is no proper traffic impact study, just a proposed road widening and claims that three train stations are to be built in the area to relieve the traffic load on Jalan Universiti,” said Lee.
He added that all the developer Universiti Malaya Holdings and landowner UM could tell the public during the briefing was that the government had committed to train stations in and around the campus.
“We are also not convinced that there is not enough land in UM to build the campus,” said councillor A. Jeyaseelan.
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KW Mak, who served as councillor for four years from 2008, said the affected area, Section 12, is zoned as a residential area in the Petaling Jaya Local Plan 1 (RTPJ1).
Hence, according to MBPJ’s own rules, the local plan must be amended before the project can even be considered for that area, he said in a statement last Sunday.
“This exercise shows either incompetence on the part of MBPJ officers or political interference,” he said.
Whe contacted today, Mak pointed out that MBPJ also overlooked several clauses by inviting only residents whose houses are 20m from the proposed site to a meeting last Saturday.
Since the invitation was made under Section 12A of the Town and Country Planning Act (TCPA), as informed initially, then everyone who is part of the RTPJ1 should have received it, Mak said.
Section 12A also requires MBPJ to present the council’s objectives and reasons for the proposed changes and ensure that the public be made aware and given an opportunity to make representations on those proposals.
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Residents prepared to fight developer over UM ‘health metropolis’
PETALING JAYA (Sept 8, 2013): As residents of one of Petaling Jaya’s oldest residential areas – Section 12 – prepare for a long fight ahead to preserve their neighbourhood of the past 50 years, the developer of the proposed 12.5 hectare “health metropolis” has vowed to see the project to completion.
A day after a stormy meeting between developer UM Holdings Sdn Bhd and residents, its chairman Datuk David Chua is resolute about seeing the project to fruition.
The company – which is seeking to develop the area on behalf of Universiti Malaya, which wants to build additional medical office space, an extended research and medical centre, wards for patients and a medi-hotel – is not going to give up without a fight, Chua said.
Chua, who is also a member of the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre board, said the university would not change its mind on the project as it was a very important one and is of public interest.
He said the quarters in the area have been part of the accommodation for specialists and doctors since the 1960s, earlier than most residents and home owners in the area.
Chua said the proposed development is part of the process of evolution in tandem with changing times, needs and logical extension of an integral part of the UM campus, which is a public interest project.
“We will not let the matter rest and will be taking further steps to pursue the project. The residents should understand that this project is also of national importance,” he added, referring to the university’s direction in gradually taking a turn from being only an undergraduate university to offering more post-graduate and research studies.
08 September 2013| last updated at 12:40AM
Loud ‘no’ to PJ health metropolis
RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT: Illegal parking, surge in traffic are major concerns
PETALING JAYA: A BRIEFING hosted by the Petaling Jaya City Council here yesterday on the development of Universiti Malaya’s health metropolis in Section 12 was fiery with residents turning up in full force to voice their objections.
More than 200 residents from Section 12 and satellite neighbourhoods linked by Jalan Universiti, such as Section 5, Section 6, Section 7, Section 10 and Section 11 attended the briefing.
They were so vocal that when Universiti Malaya Vice-Chancellor Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon spoke, his voice was drowned out by residents’ protests.
Malaysia plans RM1.1b health metropolis
By Boo Su-Lyn
October 25, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Malaysia has ambitious plans to create a world-class health metropolis based at Universiti Malaya (UM) to serve as a critical part of the Asean healthcare ecosystem.
The entry point project (EPP) under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) — requiring an estimated investment of RM1.1 billion — aims to create a medical ecosystem comprising patient services, research and healthcare education located at a large campus…
Private sector tenants will fund 90 per cent of the investment while 10 per cent will come from the Economic Planning Unit’s (EPU) facilitation fund.
The health metropolis targets to bring together healthcare education and research at UM as well as attract other institutes to deliver clinical care.