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Multimedia Super Corridor

Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) is focusing on the creation of a high-tech environment that can attract international investors (offering a ‘world class’ physical and information infrastructure, plus attractive financial incentives)  and create a multiplier effect in the Malaysian economy.

MSC is part of the Vision 2020 program, driving Malaysia into the post-industrial age by leveraging ICT as a strategic lever for development and global positioning.

Established in 1996 in a zone of 750 km2 (15X50 km) stretcing from Kuala Lumpur, the MSC includes five high-tech locations creating diverse environments for entrepreneurship, technological development, and innovation.

    1. Cyberjaya, located at the heart of MSC, is being developed as a self-contained intelligent city with three main zones for enterprises, commerce, and housing.
    2. The Technology Park Malaysia, an advanced and comprehensive center for research and development activities in the region.
    3. The Universiti Putra Malaysia – Malaysia Technology Development Corporation including the Technology Incubation Centre, a joint-venture between UPM and MTDC.
    4. The Kuala Lumpur City Centre, offering more than 1.67 million square meters of enterprises, commercial, retail, hotel, residential and entertainment facilities.
    5. The Menara Kuala Lumpur, a 421 meters tower designed to house world-class telecommunications services to meet Malaysia�s increasing telecommunication needs.

Source: IT Geographies Overview