CM: US$80 million investment will position Sabah as world-class medical tourism hub
29 Jan 2024
An investment worth US$80 milliion (RM378.8 million) promised by a stem cell scientist would position Sabah as a world-class medical wellness tourism hub, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.
He was referring to the expansion plan by Professor Datuk Seri Dr Mike Chan to set up a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility at Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park and European Wellness Centre Asia Pacific hub in Alam Mesra here.
During a recent meeting with Hajiji, Chan said that both his Sabah-born wife Professor Datuk Seri Dr Michelle Wong and himself plan to expand their operations in Sabah to cater to the Asean and BIMP-Eaga markets.
With the facilities in place, he added it would also help Sabah to gain a niche market in the medical wellness education tourism sector.
This is because many stem cell researchers from around the world will be coming to the state to do research in the bio-regenerative medicine and sciences.
Chan, renowned in the bio-regenerative medicine industry globally, has written more than 50 books and won several awards including the World Chinese Wellness Entrepreneurship Leadership Award from China last year.
European Wellness which was founded in 1991 has 46 hospitals and centres worldwide including in Germany, Switzerland, Santorini in Greece and across Asia with a wide range of clientele under its belt.