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UDA Holdings

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UDA Holdings Berhad
FormerlyUrban Development Authority of Malaysia
Company typeState-owned enterprise
HeadquartersBlok Menara, Kompleks Pertama, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people
Pengerusi UDA, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Annuar Zaini Presiden/Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif UDA, Datuk Sr Mohd Salem Kailany
ParentMinister of Finance Incorporated

UDA Holdings Berhad (formerly Urban Development Authority of Malaysia) is a Malaysian holding company. It served to launch and oversee urban development projects related to business, industry, and housing. It was also tasked with developing urban infrastructure.[1] After undergoing a couple of status changes, it now exists as UDA Holdings Berhad, a publicly listed company.



Urban Development Authority of Malaysia (UDA) was established on 12 November 1971 under the Ministry of Public Enterprise. In 1996, it was incorporated and changed its full name to UDA Holdings Sendirian Berhad (UDA Holdings Private Limited). Later in 1999, it changed its status to a public limited company and changed its name to UDA Holdings Berhad. It was subsequently publicly listed on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).[1][2]

Real estate and property




UDA develops and reappropriates urban structures as it sees fit. Although this is mainly confined to redeveloping "dilapidated buildings", UDA is also responsible for conservation of historic urban buildings. Several new towns have been developed by UDA, including the Bandar Tun Hussein Onn in Cheras; Bandar UDA Utama in Pulai; Bandar Pauh Jaya in Permatang Pauh; Tanjung Tokong in Penang; Bandar Baru UDA in Johor Bahru; Pusat Bandar Tampoi in Johor Bahru; and Skudai Kanan in Johor Bahru.[3] The development projects of UDA are implemented by its subsidiaries, PNS Development, UDA-Murni Development, UDAPEC, SBBU, and PERUDA Development.[4]

A joint venture development between UDA, EPF and EcoWorld was announced in 2016 to develop the Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC), a fully integrated development located at the former site of Pudu Jail, with the project 40% owned by UDA, 40% owned by Eco World Development Group Berhad and 20% owned by EPF.[5]



Properties belonging to or managed by UDA are maintained by its subsidiary companies. These properties include shopping complexes and apartment buildings. UBSB is the subsidiary that handles rental collection, carpark management, building maintenance, security, and other assorted services.[6] City Guards is the subsidiary handling most of the security work, with 212 security personnel and 10 branches guarding 22 premises in the states of Selangor, Terengganu, Perak, Johor and Negri Sembilan, as well as the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.[7] Other subsidiaries dealing with maintenance are Daya Urus and Pertama Buildings Management.[4]

Tourism and retailing


UDA has recently expanded into the hospitality industry, operating a hotel and three resorts in Kuala Lumpur, Port Dickson, Kuala Terengganu, and Seberang Prai. These lodgings are run by subsidiaries of UDA as well.[8]

UDA has established a chain of retail outlets through a joint venture subsidiary, UDA Ocean. UDA has also ventured into franchising, and has a fashion line named "Bonia".[9]

Business performance


As of February 2006, the most recent full fiscal year for which statistics are available is 2004. In 2004, after-tax profit for UDA was RM17,665,000. Basic earnings per share was 5.61 sen, and shareholders' funds totaled RM1,159,454,000.[10]

Notes and references[11]

  1. ^ a b Abdullah, Mustaza & Hj. Yahya, MatMarjani (1991). Kemahiran Hidup Bersepadu TERAS, p. 109. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. ISBN 983-62-2316-9
  2. ^ "INTRODUCTION". Retrieved 17 February 2006.
  3. ^ "PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT". Retrieved 17 February 2006.
  4. ^ a b "BUSINESS ACTIVITIES". Retrieved 17 February 2006.
  5. ^ Rosli, Lidiana (2016-01-23). "BBCC project to give priority to Bumiputera participation | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  6. ^ "SERVICES". Retrieved 17 February 2006.
  7. ^ "PROFILE". Retrieved 17 February 2006.
  8. ^ "LEISURE". Retrieved 17 February 2006.
  9. ^ "RETAIL". Retrieved 17 February 2006.
  10. ^ "UHB FINANCIAL RECORDS". Retrieved 17 February 2006.
  11. ^ "Leadership". www.uda.com.my. Retrieved 2019-04-26.