IPOH – Menteri Besar Perak Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir today denied opposition claim that investors were shying away from Perak.
He said although Perak was the fifth highest state, in terms of approved investemnts, it was continuing to attract increasing investments, every year.
In 2015, Perak received RM3.8 billion in investments which exceeded the year’s target of RM2.71 billion.
“For last year, RM3.9 billion in investments were recorded which also exceeded the target of RM2.9 billion,” he told a press conference on the sidelines of the Perak state legislative assembly here today.
Zambry said all the investments have come to fruition and they included the expansion of Central Medicare Sdn Bhd in Teluk Intan, which manufactured
disposable rubber gloves and Teleflex Medical Sdn Bhd in Taiping which produced rubber-based medical equipment.
He said the state, via InvestPerak, also adopted a proactive approach in luring more local and foreign investors to Perak’s industrial sector.
The steel smelting, metal fabrication, aerospace component manufacturing, medical devices and energy industry component manufacture have been identified as new areas for investment.
“The state government was also encouraging the expansion of current industries with the adoption of the state-of-the-art technology backed by research and development,” he added. – BERNAMA