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MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CGPV INKS COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH IDP EDUCATION MALAYSIA TO SET UP IELTS TEST CENTRE IN FOREST CITY

GELANG PATAH, 8th July 2019 – Students and working professionals can now head to Forest City if they want to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

IELTS is one of the major English language proficiency tests for non-native English language speakers.  Established in 1989, it is accepted by most overseas institutions and various professional organisations across the world.

The IELTS centre, which offers English language test for higher education and global migration, is located in the Forest City Phoenix International Marina Hotel.

Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) Sdn Bhd, the master developer of Forest City, is signing the collaboration agreement here today with IDP Education Malaysia to mark the smart partnership.

The signing of the agreement represented a key milestone for the collaboration between both companies, as it creates a good opportunity for students and working professionals to study and work abroad.

Present at the signing ceremony were Johor Education Department Assistant Director of Private Education Unit Kara Syarinaz Basirrudin, IDP Education Malaysia Country Director Ajay Rao and National IELTS Operations Manager Ravi Krishnan.

Forest City is a joint venture between Country Garden Holdings, the largest real estate company in China and Esplanade Danga 88 Sdn Bhd, a Johor state government linked entity. Forest City has invested close to RM14 billion and created more than 1,500 job opportunities for Malaysians to date.

CGPV Head of Industry Development Department Lenka Zhang said that education is one of the eight key industry pillars that were outlined to create a sustainable economy in the development of Forest City.

Shattuck-St Mary’s Forest City International School is opened in August last year. It offered American curriculum based on the longstanding tradition of academic rigor and innovation that has been established in Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Minnesota over the past 160 years Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy an American education in Malaysia as either day or boarding students.

It is considered among the top international schools such as Raffles American School and Marlborough College Malaysia.

 “Realising how important education is to the younger generation, we decided to take another step forward by establishing an IELTS test centre in Forest City through our partner, IDP Education Malaysia,” Zhang said.

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