Melaka to set up world-class industrial area in Alor Gajah
13 Dec 2022
MELAKA – The Melaka government aims to set up a world-class industrial area in Alor Gajah to attract Fortune 500 companies to invest in the state next year, the State Assembly was told today.
State Investment, Industry, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative chairman Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh said the proposed new industrial area would cover an area of 2,023 hectares.
He said this in response to a supplementary question by Fairul Nizam Roslan (BN-Asahan) on steps taken by the state government to attract more investors to Melaka next year.
To an earlier question from Fairul Nizam on the value of foreign investments in the state until November 2022 and the number of job opportunities created, Ab Rauf said the statistics had not been finalised, but as of June, the total investment in Malacca approved by the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) amounted to RM3.24 billion.
He said the investments were from various premier sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, plantations and commodities, manufacturing and services.
“Referring to the Social Security Organisation’s MYFutureJobs portal, as of Nov 17, there are 8,169 job vacancies,” he added.