SEPANG: Eighty per cent of the business space at the low cost carrier terminal (LCCT), KLIA2, has to date been taken up, said Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK), Datuk Seri Hasan Malek.
He said this was a positive sign, indicating that the KLIA2 was not just a LCCT, but also a retail centre that will provide job opportunities for 12,000 locals.
"Various brands, both from at home and abroad, will operate at the KLIA2, and serve not just passengers but also those visiting the place.
"The KLIA2 retail hub is among the Entry Point projects (EPP) under the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) for the wholesale and retail sector under my ministry," he added.
Hassan told reporters this after visting the KLIA2 here today.
Also present was the KPDNKK Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah and its secretary general Datuk Alias Ahmad. Hasan said the KLIA2 EPP is among the private sector initiaives spearheaded by Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB), while the government acted as the facilitator in the implementation of the project.
He said the KLIA2 offered business opportunities that had the potential of providing big returns for the retail and wholesale sectors, following an expected increase in the number of domestic and international passengers using the LCCT in time.
Hasan said the business space at the KLIA2 was divided into two sections, namely that at the main terminal and the gateway – Reuters.