GOPENG: The gas-piped supply network project in Perak is expected to be launched next month at the cost of RM180mil, International Trade and Industry Minister II Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said.
He said Gas Malaysia Bhd would allocate RM110mil for the project, while the federal government would allocate RM60mil and the Perak government, RM10mil.
“The project will provide huge benefits to the state as more factories can be built to produce rubber gloves, glass, plastics and car components,” he said after attending a Chinese New Year celebration hosted by the Tea Gaharu Valley.
He said the 140km gas pipeline network from Ayer Tawar to the Kinta Valley would be a boon to the manufacturing industry in Perak.
“Before this, most factories were built in Seremban and Malacca as Perak does not have a gas pipeline network for industrial use,” he said, adding that the project would create jobs for the local community. — Bernama