Friday, October 19, 2007

IRDA Announces Qualifying Activities For Six Targeted Sectors

IRDA Announces Qualifying Activities For Six Targeted Sectors
Taken from Bernama

PUTRAJAYA,(Bernama) -- The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) today announced the `qualifying activities' in the six targeted sectors that are eligible for its Incentive and Support Package for Iskandar Development Region (IDR).

In a statement here today, IRDA said for creative and related services sector, the qualifying activities included creative and design services, creative talent management services, film and television, games and animation and online and mobile content generation and advertising.

"Others include online and mobile content aggregation and enablers, creative research and development, distribution and marketing of creative content, integrated media and content services, and visual and performing arts," it said.

Under the educational services sector, the qualifying activities involved universities, colleges, skills training institutions, research and development (R&D) institutions and regional-based training centres.

For financial advisory and consulting services sector, the activities eligible are Islamic financial services, business process outsourcing/offshoring, corporate consultancy and advisory services.

For healthcare and related services sector, the activities covered hospitals and alternative medicine centres, integrated dental and orthodontic services, healthcare R&D and integrated laboratory services.

The qualifying activities under logistics services sector are integrated supply chain services and high value supply chain services and solutions.

The tourism sector activities cover hotels, theme parks, amusement and family entertainment centres and cultural centres, conference centres and exhibition centres, and regional operation of hotel and leisure services.

IRDA said the list of qualifying activities, however, was not exhaustive and may be reviewed and revised from time to time.

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