Japan’s Ohgi Technological keen to invest RM140 mln in Kelantan
03 Mar 2023
Japanese tech-oriented company Ohgi Technological Creation Co is keen to invest RM140 million in Kelantan to develop a waste plastic carbonisation and volume reduction system facility.
State Local Government, Health and Housing Committee chairman Dr Izani Husin said the facility will produce activated carbon such as carbon plates, electrodes that will be used in capacitors, filters of various grades, heat insulation and various other products that use carbon as a basic material.
“Ohgi focuses on the development of carbon-based products used in medicine, food and construction, among others.
“The Tokyo-based company is also heavily involved in research and development with Ryukoku University to develop various new carbon-based products. So far, Ohgi holds 181 patents for various types of products and designs,” he said in a statement.
On March 1, Dr Izani received a visit from a delegation from Ohgi.
The delegation was represented by Ohgi founder Takehiko Ohki, co-founder Ryuichiro Kuboshima and representatives of its associate company J Global Trading Sdn Bhd.
Dr Izani also said that Ohgi intends to work with Mubaarakan Solid Waste Management Sdn Bhd, which is an associated company of Kelantan Utilities Mubaarakan Holdings Sdn Bhd, to upgrade the landfill management system in Tanah Merah, Pasir Mas, and Machang.
“Some of the components of the proposed project are expected to help provide solutions to the problems at the landfills involved, as well as create job opportunities, transfer of technology and increase income for the state government.
“Ohgi also intends to collaborate with local universities to participate in research and development and create new carbon-based products that are suitable for local industry use,” he said.