Sarawak Attracts RM137.3 Billion Worth Approved Manufacturing Projects as at September 2018
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has approved a total of 1,120 manufacturing projects with investments worth RM137.3 billion in Sarawak as at September 2018. These projects have created over 175,000 job opportunities, mainly in the natural gas, chemical and chemical products, basic metal products, petroleum products (including petrochemicals) and electronics and electrical products sectors
29 January 2019, Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has approved a total of 1,120 manufacturing projects with investments worth RM137.3 billion in Sarawak as at September 2018. These projects have created over 175,000 job opportunities, mainly in the natural gas, chemical and chemical products, basic metal products, petroleum products (including petrochemicals) and electronics and electrical products sectors.
“Being the largest of all 13 states in Malaysia, there are certainly many reasons for companies to base their operations in Sarawak. There is already a strong presence of MNCs and large Local Corporations (LLCs) in the state. These companies, such as Petronas, OCIM, Longi, X-Fab and Press Metal, hold much promise for business collaborations and opportunities,” said Mr Zabidi Mahbar, Senior Executive Director of MIDA’s Strategic Planning and Development Division during the MIDA Invest Series: Unfolding States’ Business Potential held today at the MIDA Headquarters.
“MIDA has set-up a dedicated team namely the Investment Coordination Platform (ICP) to facilitate companies to grow their businesses and investment portfolio since last year. The unit works closely with equity and corporate advisory firms as well as local regulators and technology providers in assisting companies to conduct business-to-business matching, capital raising exercise through debt & equity, M&A, divestment and initial public listing or IPO. We urge all interested parties to discuss with MIDA on how they can be facilitated in these areas,” added Mr Zabidi.
Another initiative introduced by MIDA is the i-Services Portal, which is a single market place to link investors and companies interested to source for domestic services from local service providers. Local service providers are encouraged to register their business in the portal as it will help them to expand their markets and further boost business activities.
The Invest Series featured a briefing by Datu Liaw Soon Eng, Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Industrial & Entrepreneur Development of Sarawak. The event attracted over 250 participants ranging from embassies, business chambers and associations as well as industry players from the services and manufacturing sector.
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. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today 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 and Facebook, @OfficialMIDA.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Abdul Fatah Mohamed Rafaie
Domestic Investment & Supply Chain Division, MIDA
Tel.: 03 2267 3766
Email: [email protected]