Perodua has acquired 64 acres of land adjacent to its main headquarters in Sungai Choh, Rawang from UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd for RM16.7 million. The land will be for the construction of new facilities and the expansion of existing infrastructures. The facilities include a mosque, childcare centre, a mini gymnasium, more parking space and additional utilities.

“The plans we have in place for this land will be a great boost to our staff welfare and is part and parcel of our promise to place people first in whatever we do. The mosque is designed to accomodate approximately 4,500 people as part of our Corporate Responsibility programme and in line with our ‘you matter most’ philosophy,” said Perodua MD Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh.

Perodua is currently discussing with religious authorities on how best to manage the mosque that will also benefit the community at large. The new facilities will be completed towards the second half of 2013.

On the child care centre, Aminar said it will be a great asset to Peroduans as the centre will be operated by trained and certified professionals. Perodua is also discussing with a few developers on the most feasible arrangement to meet the accomodation needs its workers

“The concept, if accepted and approved, will create a Perodua Community area, which will not only improve productivity but will create a “peace of mind” atmosphere among Perodua staff since their workplace is near their home,” Aminar added.

With this purchase, the land size of Perodua’s Sg Choh headquarters jumps to 404 acres.