KAJANG (July 21): Gamuda Land Sdn Bhd, the property development arm of Gamuda Bhd, is investing RM63 million to build an international school campus at its Jade Hills township in Kajang, Selangor.
Gamuda Land chief operating officer Ngan Chee Meng said the company hopes the school will be a catalyst for the township's growth.
"The partnership with Eaton International School not only benefits the residents in Jade Hills, but also the community in the vicinity, giving them easy access to quality education," he told a press conference in conjunction with the launch of the school's campus.
The partnership was formulated upon a build-and-lease model, whereby Gamuda Land builds the school based on the education service provider's requirement, and lease the assets to the latter.
Eaton International School chief executive officer Datuk Felician Teo said the new campus is set to transform the school education landscape in Malaysia and the region.
"It provides a new and innovative platform for students and teachers to develop new ideas, new ways of thinking, and an obvious passion for learning.
"Our goal is to nurture a new generation of young individuals to be forward thinkers, innovators and leaders in their chosen field, who will shape a positive future for themselves and others in the global community," he said.
Teo said the new campus will be able to cater to up to 2,000 students.
"Now more Malaysians will have an opportunity to access world-class education in Jade Hills. We are very excited to partner with Gamuda Land, an award-winning developer well-known for delivering unrivalled living environment for communities in Malaysia and around the region," he said.