14 October 2017 marked the second anniversary of the establishment of Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) – the coordinating body to draw up and implement the masterplan for the facility. From an initial membership of 13 members, WPDC has been expanded with the appointment of more professionals and Buddhist community representatives to the committee, which boasts of 20 members currently.
WPDC meets once a month to keep the development of Wisdom Park on track. The tendering of Phase 1A had been called in September; the package is expected to be awarded in November 2017. Construction will begin in December this year, and is expected to take between 15 and 18 months.
Nalandians would like to express our deep appreciation for the enthusiastic members of WPDC who have been working tirelessly to survey, plan, apply to authority for approval, and invite tenders for the project. The next stage after the award of contract is of course to monitor the physical construction of the campus in Kuala Kubu Bharu.
We look forward to the continuous support from the entire Buddhist community to realise the dream of having a well-equipped training centre and holistic educational facility in Malaysia, so that we can produce good leaders and teachers to teach Dhamma in future. Let us all work hand-in-hand for the success of this noble, high-impact project. Sadhu anumodana!