MELAKA: The Melaka state government aims to attract over RM20 billion investments from Guangdong province in China.
Melaka Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Idris Haron, said Melaka has a rapid growing industrial sector that was viewed as a hub to cater to the needs of Guangdong.
“Investors from the region are keen to set up an industrial hub in South-East Asia and have acknowledged Melaka as the best place to do so.
“If the hub becomes a reality, it will be called the Melaka-Guangdong Industrial Park which can be transformed into a free trade zone,” he told reporters after officiating the Melaka Education Department’s monthly meeting at Seri Negeri in Ayer Keroh here today.
Idris said the investments could create between 5,000 and 20,000 jobs in Melaka.
“We have identified several sites in Jasin to set up the industrial hub with an area of 1,011.74 hectares.
“Guangdong is more interested in the electrical market as the province is among the major producers of electric goods in the world,” he said.