JOHOR BARU: Mah Sing Group hopes that SJK(C) Sim Mow Yu, to be built within its Meridin East township in Pasir Gudang here, will be able to begin classes in 2019.
Mah Sing southern senior general manager Ben Ong said eartworks for the school is expected to start in the first quarter of next year.
“The school will have 24 classrooms and talks are still in progress about the type of facilities it would be equipped with,” he said.
The developer had allocated approximately 3.90ha to build SJK(C) Sim Mow Yu, one of the 10 additional Chinese primary schools recently announced by the Federal Government.
Ong said SJK(C) Sim Mow Yu is timely as the township would be welcoming its first batch of some 600 residents in double-storey homes in the first quarter of next year.
“This new school is set to increase the township’s appeal as well, especially for married couples and young families,” he said during a press conference after the Bangsa Johor Festival launched by state Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism Committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong.
Ong added another 200 residents are slated to move into the township in the third quarter next year.
The school will be able to cater to demand for a Chinese primary school in the township as well as commercial, industrial and residential areas in the vicinity, added Ong.
He said the 531.35ha Meridin East is located close to the booming Pasir Gudang industrial hub, Tanjung Langsat industrial park and within close proximity to the Pengerang oil and gas hub.
Ong said Mah Sing is improving connectivity into the township to ease traffic flow.
A connecting road into Tanjung Langsat-Cahaya Baru, part of the Senai Desaru Expressway, would be built in addition to widening Jalan Kong Kong into a 40m, four-lane thoroughfare.
Both road infrastructure improvements are targeted for completion by 2020, he said.