Sunway to open new hospital and shopping mall in Ipoh by 2025

PETALING JAYA (Jan 11): Sunway Group plans to launch a tertiary medical center and shopping mall in the 1,350-acre Sunway City Ipoh Integrated Township by 2025.

According to a Jan.10 (Monday) statement, the RM350 million medical center – known as Sunway Medical Center Ipoh – will have 200 beds and will open in 2024 to meet the city’s growing population and respond to the demand. growing demand for tertiary medical care. through a comprehensive cancer center focusing on the health and wellness of women in lifestyle medicine.

Leveraging Sunway City Ipoh’s ecosystem as an integrated resort township that includes hospitality, theme park, education, commercial and residential components, the medical center’s strategic location would also propel the status of the city as a hub for medical tourism.

A shopping center is also in the pipeline with a net leasable area of ​​700,000 square feet and 2,700 parking spaces. This development is designed with two things in mind – to blend in with the natural surroundings of Tambun and bring the best retail experience to the heart of Perak. The mall will further complement existing developments in Sunway City Ipoh with a retail component that showcases international brands and F&B outlets to deliver all of the best food Ipoh has to offer, ultimately attracting locals and locals alike. from the outside.

Sunway is also looking to expand Jalan Tambun, which is expected to reduce road congestion and increase accessibility to the Ipoh East Development Corridor. The RM16 million expansion is the latest in a series of collaborations undertaken jointly by Sunway and the Perak State Government since the early 2000s to boost the city’s economy.

Its founder and chairman Tan Sri, Dr Jeffrey Cheah, said: “Perak’s biggest export is neither grapefruit nor white coffee, but human talent. By providing a thriving ecosystem through an integrated township like Sunway City Ipoh, we can begin to reverse this trend and attract the best and brightest to make Ipoh their home. We aim to attract travelers to stop by the township and take advantage of the amenities and facilities that Sunway has to offer. “

So far, the developer had worked alongside relevant state agencies to achieve Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Utara flyover, Jalan Tambun’s transformation from a narrow single two-lane carriageway to a wide four-lane road crossing Sunway City Ipoh, as well as the construction of ramps connecting the North-South highway to Jalan Tambun, of which Sunway is the sole private sector contributor.

This latest initiative is part of the group’s RM 2 billion investment in Sunway City Ipoh over the next few years, which will not only benefit the local community and visitors to Sunway City Ipoh, but also meet the growing needs of the city. entire Eastern Development Corridor. from Ipoh.

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Peggy P. Gilmore