Malaysia Welcomes the Largest Paperboard Producer in Asia – Nine Dragons Paper to Invest RM5.4 Billion in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 2 March 2021 — YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia, received a courtesy call from Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited led by its Chairlady, Madam Cheung Yan, at his office in Putrajaya today. The meeting was also attended by YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI); YBhg. Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Mr. Zhang Cheng Fei, Deputy CEO of Nine Dragons Paper.
In welcoming the Group’s latest overseas venture into Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin acknowledged that, “As of December 2020, a total of 572 manufacturing projects with China interest with investments of RM78.61 billion have been approved by MIDA. Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited and its subsidiaries are among the major paper and paperboard producers in Asia, engaging in the manufacturing of containerboard products, including linerboard, high performance corrugating medium, coated duplex board and carton box.”
“The Company is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s main board and currently ranked first in the China Fortune 500 list under the sector of paper, printing and packaging companies. The Group owns facilities in China, Vietnam and the United States with an annual production capacity of more than 18.4 million tonnes and valued at more than 60 billion Renminbi (RMB). The Group also boasts of a total workforce of approximately 19,000 people. We are confident that Nine Dragons Paper being a China Fortune 500 company will be an endorsement for Malaysia as a preferred investment destination.” added YAB Prime Minister.
The Group’s investments in Malaysia consists of two (2) manufacturing facilities, namely ND Paper (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in Bentong, Pahang involving the acquisition of an existing pulp and paper mill with total investment value of RM1.2 billion; and ND Paper Malaysia (Selangor) Sdn. Bhd. in Banting, Selangor with investment value of RM4.2 billion that will focus on test liner, kraft liner, corrugated medium paper, paper and pulp. These projects will create a total of 2,180 job opportunities of which, nearly 90 per cent will be Malaysians. The project in Banting, Selangor is expected to be in operation by 2022.
Both factories will be fully automated and equipped with Industry 4.0 technology such as system integration, Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytic and cloud computing from Europe and China.
Chairlady Cheung Yan remarked, “The investment environment in Malaysia is attractive. The country’s strategic location and infrastructure; established local supply chains that are well-integrated into the global value chain as well as the strength of its skilled talentpool offer an undeniable competitive advantage to our business. Moreover, Malaysia’s business-friendly policies such as its latest initiative of the One Stop Centre (OSC) for Business Travellers managed by MIDA to ease travel for businesses further strengthened our confidence in investing here. I am very grateful to make this investment decision based on these fundamentals. We believe governments and enterprises need to mutually support and collaborate with each other. We are ready to be part of Malaysia’s diverse industry.”
YAB PM reiterated that the Malaysian Government’s policy is always pro-business and very supportive and ready to offer attractive incentives to investors. To ensure Malaysia remains steady on the path of economic recovery and growth, the Government, through MIDA set up the OSC effective 2 October 2020. This initiative eases the movement of Short Term and Long Term Business Travellers by expediting their entry to do business in Malaysia through a dedicated committee represented by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), MIDA, Ministry of Health (MOH) and Immigration Department of Malaysia (IMI). This committee meets daily to ensure the legitimacy and health status of business travellers before they enter into Malaysia. Decisions are made within three working days for each applicant upon receiving complete information.
MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.
About Nine Dragons Paper
Founded in 1995, Nine Dragons Paper has now become one of the leading paper manufacturing groups in the world after more than 20 years’ efforts in business development and efficient management, as well as continuous support from all of its business associates. The Group primarily produce linerboard, high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board. It also produces printing and writing paper, specialty paper, pulp, high performance corrugated cardboard and high performance carton boxes. Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited was listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2006.
Manjit Kaur Balkar Singh (Ms)
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Nine Dragons Paper
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