E10 project accelerates construction of Aspen Glove’s factory in Kulim
24 Sep 2021
The E10: Express Construction Permit pilot project, which was implemented by the Kulim Municipal Council in Kedah (MPKK), has been acknowledged by the Special Task Force to Facilitate Business (Pemudah) as an example of best practices that should be emulated by other local authorities.
The initiative accelerated the process of building a high-value factory there, reducing the time to start operation to 10 months from the average of 24 months currently, said the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), which facilitated the project.
It boosted the productivity of Aspen Glove Sdn Bhd by 140 per cent, said MPC director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman.
“Within 10 months, the plant was ready to operate (after getting the Certificate of Completion and Compliance as well as business licence); and this led to huge costsavings for the company.
“It also created 2,500 new jobs. This is a new benchmark in productivity surge through speedy regulatory process,” he said in a statement today.
The E10 pilot project is one of the efforts under the Kedah Produktif, Kedah Digital initiative.
Pemudah co-chair Datuk Dr Ir Andy Seo Kian Haw said MPKK’s achievements were in line with Pemudah’s aspirations in facilitating business.
“The collaboration between the government and private sector is very important to ensure the swift recovery of industry operations , and the success of the E10: Express Construction Permit pilot project should be emulated by all parties,” he said.