Al Salam Bank completes and sells milestone $86m joint venture

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain has successfully completed and sold a joint venture comprising seventy three villas worth an estimated gross development value of RM260.6 million ($86m), in one of Malaysia's Penang Island's largest seafront residential developments. The venture, Martinique Villas By-the-Sea, was named as the Best Villa Development in Malaysia at the South East Asia Property Awards 2011. Successful completion of this project was a result of a tripartite venture involving Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, Eastern & Oriental and CIMB-Mapletree Management Sdn, who entered into the agreement in 2006. The successful collaboration was celebrated at a private event in Penang.