E&O to launch 4 new Quayside condo blocks

Property developer Eastern & Oriental Bhd (E&O) expects to launch four new blocks at its Quayside Seafront Resort and Condominiums project in Penang this year.

Its deputy managing director Eric Chan said the company was optimistic about the project.

"So far, out of the total seven condominium blocks planned under the project, three have been launched with more than 75 per cent taken up," he said, noting that phase one will be completed by 2013.

The Quayside project is also home to Malaysia's largest water themepark.

Speaking to reporters after signing a marketing agreement with Mitsui Fudoson Co Ltd yesterday, Chan said one more condominium block will be launched next month while the rest is scheduled for launch either by the year-end or early 2012, with gross development value at more than RM2 billion.

Mitsui, Japan's largest property developer, through its unit, Mitsui Real Estate Sales Co Ltd, will market E&O properties to its high net worth clientele in Japan.

Chan said the collaboration is the first step that marks the beginning of efforts to bring the homegrown E&O brand to the Japanese market.

"We are honoured and excited by the opportunities presented by this collaboration with a giant like Mitsui," he said.

Besides E&O's Quayside project, other projects to be marketed in Japan include the company's St Mary Residences in Kuala Lumpur, due for completion next year.

"Our products are local but we believe demand can be global, especially if our standards of quality and innovation are international," he said. - By Business Times

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