This project will lay the groundwork for future international cooperation between Malaysia and the UK in the field of transportation solutions. The project was created under the Prosperity Fund, a global funding programme created by the UK government to help promote economic and sustainable growth in emerging economies.
Malaysia is prioritising green growth for sustainability and resilience. The 11th Malaysian Plan includes low carbon and energy efficient mobility as a priority. The Iskandar Region is one of the fastest growing economic areas in Malaysia. Iskandar Malaysia’s Transportation Blueprint for 2010-2030, states that green transportation is a major priority to achieve the transport modal split of 50% by 2030.
This project will support the Iskandar Region’s sustainable transportation plans and place the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) at the forefront of innovative mobility systems development in Malaysia.
The project will start by assessing sustainable transport challenges in the Iskandar Region and scoping possible Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) solutions from the UK which can improve urban mobility while achieving a reduction in carbon emissions. Project workshops will be led by Future Cities Catapult and hosted by the University of Reading Malaysia. The workshops will draw key transportation policy decision makers from federal, state, and local governments with talks from subject experts from the UK including Transport Systems Catapult, Mott Macdonald and ITS Association UK.
A report, with suggested policy interventions and case study solutions from UK companies, will be designed and delivered to IRDA. Findings will also be disseminated more widely with the hope that sustainable transportation and low-carbon solutions are adapted across Malaysia.
About Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is a Malaysian Federal Government statutory body tasked with the objective of regulating and driving various stakeholders in both public and private sector towards realizing the vision of developing Iskandar Malaysia into a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing.
About the University of Reading Malaysia
The University of Reading Malaysia is the first overseas campus of the University of Reading in the UK and is based in EduCity@Iskandar. Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, the university offers a UK quality education for students at Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in a range of subjects including business, accounting, finance, property, construction, psychology and pharmacy.
About the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur
The British High Commission represents the British government in developing the relationship between the UK and Malaysia. It is responsible for expanding trade and investment opportunities, working together on foreign policy, defense and security issues, encouraging people-to-people links, facilitating scientific, educational and environmental exchanges, and supporting British nationals.