Nextgreen Global Berhad Breaks Ground For its Manufacturing Plant at Green Technology Park, Pahang
KUALA LUMPUR, 9 JUNE 2022 – Nextgreen Global Berhad (NGGB) held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase 1B of its facility at the Green Technology Park (GTP) in Pekan, Pahang today. The ceremony was officiated by YAB Dato’ Sri Haji Wan Rosdy bin Wan Ismail, Chief Minister of Pahang. The Phase 1B facility will involve the construction of three (3) buildings that will manufacture tissue paper, animal feed and fertilisers. In terms of production, the tissue paper plant is expected to produce 10,000 metric tonnes, while the other two (2) other factories are expected to produce 30,000 metric tonness of animal feed and organic fertilisers, respectively.
The total proposed new investment for the construction of these three (3) plants is approximately RM162 million, with the breakdown as follows: –
|i) Tissue Paper Plant
|RM 80 Million
|ii) Animal Feed Plant
|RM 50 Million
|iii) Fertiliser Plant
|RM 32 Million
YAB. Dato’ Sri Haji Wan Rosdy bin Wan Ismail remarked, “The State Government hopes that the investment from NGGB will attract more potential investors towards environment, social and governance (ESG) centric projects in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the sustainability development of Pahang state. The State Government will always provide our support and assistance in facilitating these investments for the success of the state. Through this investment, the State Government hopes to create more job opportunities and further improve the livelihood of the community and the economy of the State.”
Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) congratulated NGGB’s Management and staff, saying “In Malaysia, the pulp and paper industries are driving towards the usage of empty fruit bunches (EFB) from palm oil as it provides abundant raw materials for the production of pulp and paper. Over the last five (5) years (2017– 2021), MIDA has approved 48 biomass-related projects amounting to RM1.24 billion. MIDA will continue to facilitate our industry players and provide the necessary support to our investors, such as NGGB in realising their sustainable and inclusive investments, that will create new industry networks, positive spill-over and creation of high-value jobs aligned with our National Investment Aspirations (NIA). MIDA hopes for more industry players to participate in producing higher value bio-based products, beyond solely exporting raw materials. This provides a solution in addressing climate change while encouraging local socio-economic development.”
YH. Dato’ Baidzawi Che Mat, Chief Executive Officer of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) said, “The three new investments in Phase 1B at the GTP reflects investors’ confidence to explore investments in the ECER Region in general and Pahang in particular. The emphasis on green technology ventures in GTP is in line with the SDGs, and this has been a value-add that enhances the attractiveness of the GTP to potential investors. ECERDC, MIDA, and the State Government will facilitate and support these investors’ to efficiently execute their projects for the benefit of the local community, including their applications for the ECER Incentive Package.”
In conjunction with the groundbreaking event, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was also inked between NGGB and the National Farmers Organisation (NAFAS) with the aim of developing an agriculture industry that is green, sustainable and environmentally-friendly. The MOU was signed by Dato’ Lim Thiam Huat, Managing Director, NGGB and Dato’ Haji Zamri Yaakob, Chairman of NAFAS. The MOU outline several areas of strategic collaboration, including the production of organic fertilisers, eco-friendly animal feed and viable strategic investments.
According to Dato’ Lim Thiam Huat, Phase 1B of the construction reflects the company’s continuous commitment in solidifying green technology within the country and to complete part of the GTP development plan across 410 acres in Pekan, Pahang. The strategic collaboration between NGGB and NAFAS is a vital step towards aligning our agriculture industry with the national green technology agenda that is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and further contribute towards a competitively priced national food supply.
Furthermore, the efforts initiated through the concept of ‘zero waste’ development in the GTP will support the growth of the circular economy, which is based on the concept of production and recycling waste from factories to be converted into products such as organic fertilisers and animal feed. The GTP’s waste-to-money initiative will certainly create a sustainable corporate ecosystem for the country, particularly in light of the current global economic challenges.
MIDA is the government’s principal promotion 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, YouTube and TikTok.
About Nextgreen Global Berhad
Nextgreen Global Berhad is a Malaysia-based investment holding company. The company is dedicated to creating a sustainable green economy by integrating the production of non-wood sustainable pulp and paper with renewable energy and zero waste technology.
The company started its operations in 1982 as a printing company, offering pre-press, press and post-press services, and currently is the first magazine and book printing company listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. In 2015, Nextgreen diversified its business activities to the manufacturing of renewable pulp and paper products. Nextgreen is revolutionising the pulp and paper industry by integrating the production of non-wood green pulp and paper with renewable energy and zero waste technology.
Nextgreen is currently positioning Green Technology Park (GTP) located in Pekan, Pahang, to be the largest pulp and paper producer hub in Asia.
Ms. Manjit Kaur Balkar Singh
Director, Food Technology and Resource-Based Industries Division, MIDA
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +603-2267 3509
Mr. Mohd Syarul Razi Mohd Hazmi
Special Officer to the Director of Nextgreen Global Berhad
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +6014-537 2306